European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN)

is a scientific society with the aim:

  •  to advance Neurochemistry for the public benefit
  •  to promote the development of Neurochemistry in Europe
  •  to promote young neurochemists


“Future perspectives for European neurochemistry – a young scientists conference”

May 25-26, 2021

Message from YSSC

Registration and Abstract submission starts on March 15, 2021




ESN 2022

May 22-25, 2022
Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The Programme of the ESN2022 meeting is under consideration 






“From Neurodegeneration to Neural Carcinogenesis:

Mechanisms and Common Biologies

Postponed until 2021 – the dates of the School to be announced

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High-profile publications by ESN members

Prof Juan Bolanos (former ESN President)

Glucose metabolism links astroglial mitochondria to cannabinoid effects.

Jimenez-Blasco D, Busquets-Garcia A, Hebert-Chatelain E, Serrat R, Vicente-Gutierrez C, Ioannidou C, Gómez-Sotres P, Lopez-Fabuel I, Resch-Beusher M, Resel E, Arnouil D, Saraswat D, Varilh M, Cannich A, Julio-Kalajzic F, Bonilla-Del Río I, Almeida A, Puente N, Achicallende S, Lopez-Rodriguez ML, Jollé C, Déglon N, Pellerin L, Josephine C, Bonvento G, Panatier A, Lutz B, Piazza PV, Guzmán M, Bellocchio L, Bouzier-Sore AK, Grandes P, Bolaños JP, Marsicano G.

Nature. 2020 Jul 8. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2470-y. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32641832


Prof Illana Gozes (ESN Secretary)

Tauopathy in the young autistic brain: novel biomarker and therapeutic target

Iris Grigg, Yanina Ivashko-Pachima, Tom Aharon Hait, Vlasta Korenková, Olga Touloumi, Roza Lagoudaki, Anke Van Dijck, Zlatko Marusic, Mirna Anicic, Jurica Vukovic, R. Frank Kooy, Nikolaos Grigoriadis & Illana Gozes

Translational Psychiatry volume 10, Article number: 228 (2020)







FEBS/IUBMB Advanced Lecture Course on “Molecular targets for anti-aging interventions”

Island of Spetses, Greece.

Postponed due to COVID-19. New dates to follow.

Deadline extended


16-th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

Singapore, new dates December 16-20, 2020


Journal of Neurochemistry

The Neurochemistry History article: 

“The origins and early history of neurochemistry and its societies”

Anne I. Boullerne, Paul Foley, Anthony J. Turner, Graham A.R. Johnston, Philip M. Beart

is among the top downloaded articles

(660 full text downloads in 2019) so why not to read it  from here?




Your advantages of being an ESN member are:

  • you get free ISN and FENS membership.

  • you will have reduced registration fees for ESN Conferences, biennial ISN Meetings, biennial FENS Forums and other FENS meetings.

  • you will have free access to European Journal of Neuroscience, FENS higher education and training initiatives and FENS travel stipends.

  • you will have multiple options to actively contribute to the development of Neurochemistry in Europe by:

  • submitting Workshop and Symposium proposals for ESN conferences.

  • suggesting candidates for the ESN Young Scientist Lectureship Award.

  • becoming an organizer of an ESN Conference.

  • becoming a member of the ESN Council.

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