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

Call for Applications

ESN Advanced School for Neurochemistry 2023

Deadline February 15, 2022

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“From Neurodegeneration to Neural Carcinogenesis:

Mechanisms and Common Biologies



News from ESN YSSC 

First steps after a PhD

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Members of ESN YSSC 2021-2023


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?




ESN MEETING 2022 – register now!

24th ESN Biennial meeting and 8th Conference on «Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Regulation in the Nervous System»

May 22-25, 2022
Saint Petersburg, Russia




Call for Young Member Symposia – deadline extended!

Call for Young Scientist Lectureship Award – deadline extended!

New deadlines for YMS and YSLA applications – February 1, 2022



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

Island of Spetses, Greece.

Postponed due to COVID-19.

New dates May 20-28, 2022.

Deadlines extended


16th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

Singapore (postponed, new dates to follow) 


ESN Travel Awards

for young ESN members

to participate in the 2022 FENS Forum in Paris

Deadline – February 15, 2022

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ESN Mini-Conference at the FENS Forum 2022, Paris (France)

“Molecular basis for synaptic function highlighting disease mechanisms”

Saturday 9 July 2022, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CEST

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The Mini Conference is hosted as part of the FENS Forum 2022, to be held on 9-13 of July 2022, Paris, France. For more information about the FENS Forum 2022, please visit:

Registration fees to the Mini-Conference are 25 Euros for ESN members and 50 Euros for non-members, with an option of becoming an ESN member for 2022 for free (annual membership fee is 25 Euros).

The registration fees will include participation at the Mini-Conference and participation at no cost for the remaining sessions of the FENS Forum opening day (Saturday 9 July 2022): Brain Debate, Opening Ceremony and Fred Kavli Opening Lecture (for those participants who are not registered to the FENS Forum).

Registration is now open!



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 Journal of Neurochemistry and all ISN initiatives and funding schemes;
  • 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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