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

ESN is a registered charity in England, Company no. 1098662

ESN-ISN Neurochemistry School 2023

ESN is happy to announce the upcoming ESN-ISN Neurochemistry School, Oct 29 – Nov 4, 2023, Algarve Biomedical Center Research Institute, Faro, Portugal.

Registration: June 10 – Aug 16, 2023

Notification of the selected candidates: Sep 30, 2023

Please visit and submit an application


“Behavioral, cellular and neurochemical approaches to studying neurodegenerative disorders”

International School supported by the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) and University of Belgrade – Faculty of Biology
Deadline – June 10, 2023
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Prof Frode Fonnum (1937-2023)

To read Obituary please click here 


Scholarships for ESN Member Students and Postdoctoral Fellows joining an ESN member laboratory

Call for applications.

DEADLINE – June 15, 2023

For more details please click here 


To see the list of previous awardees please click here 


ESN Young Scientist Steering Committee (ESN-YSSC)

To see the list of members please click here 


First ESN Virtual Conference

Special issue of Journal of Molecular Neuroscience dedicated to the First ESN Virtual conference can be accessed here 


First ESN-ISN 

Advances School 

“From Neurodegeneration to Neural Carcinogenesis: Mechanisms and Common Biologies



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 so why not to read it 

from here?




ISN-ESN Meeting 2023

Porto, Portugal, August 8-11, 2023

Registration is now open here

Late Breaking Notification

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To see the list of Awardees click here



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11th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience

IBRO 2023 – Granada

9 – 13 September 2023

For more details please visit here


ESN Elections 2023

ESN Council is pleased to announce Elections for the positions of ESN Secretary and two members of ESN Council

The nominee for ESN Secretary is Dr Dimitra Mangoura (Greece) 

The nominees for ESN Council members are Dr Clévio Nóbrega (Portugal) 

and Dr Jessica Kwok (UK) 


ESN Neurochemistry Initiative Funding in 2023

The list of 2023 awardees:

Symposium at the National Congress of the Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS): Beyond motor neurons: skeletal muscle contribution in motor neuron diseases September 14-17, 2023, Torino, Italy; Marina Boido

BraYn (Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists) September 27-29, 2023, Naples, Italy; Enrica Boda

International Neuroscience Conference (NEURO 2023): Advances in Unraveling Molecular and Neurochemical Pathways in Neurodegeneration: Implications for Therapeutic Strategies October 20-22, 2023, Tbilisi, Georgia, Nasrollah Moradikor


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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ESN is a registered charity in England, Company no. 1098662