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The Belgian Society for Neuroscience is member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and promotes neuroscience research and education in Belgium. 

It also organises a national congress every two years and awards a travel grant to PhD students attendees to the FENS Forum.

BSN is member of the Belgian Brain Council

Recent Posts

  • – FENS Forum 2022



    (ref. AAP-2021-164)


    The Movement Control and Neuroplasticity Research Group consists of a multidisciplinary team of international scientists with various educational backgrounds. This team adheres to an integrated behavioral and neuroscientific research strategy with a focus on experimental studies in motor control and training-induced neuroplasticity. The group has a long-standing tradition in these areas of research. Use is made of non-invasive medical imaging techniques to study brain structure, function and connectivity in the context of motor behavior in healthy as well as pathological conditions with sensorimotor and cognitive consequences. During the past years, the group has increasingly focused on studying lifespan changes in motor behavior and their underlying neural mechanisms. This is identified as a key area of research.


    The Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group of KU Leuven offers a full-time position for a postdoctoral candidate in movement control from a lifespan perspective. This position is targeted at an integration of behavioural and neuroscientific research, using medical imaging techniques.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with an excellent research record in studying the human brain in relation to motor performance. The candidate will take up teaching assignments within the teaching cluster neuroscience – neurophysiology – motor control and learning.

    • You possess a doctoral degree in Movement or Revalidation Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Imaging, Neurosciences, Experimental Psychology.
    • You have expertise in the use of medical imaging and/or brain stimulation techniques for the study of brain in relation to behavior.
    • You are able to take on responsibilities and work independently.
    • You are interested in teaching courses in neuroscience and motor control/learning and in supervising master theses in this domain.
    • You speak English fluently and have excellent writing skills.
    • You look forward to collaboration within an international team of scientists with various nationalities.

    We offer the candidate a full-time employment (12 months, starting June-July 2021) in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It is highly focused on inter- and multidisciplinary research endeavours. It provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.


    For more information please contact Prof. dr. Stephan Swinnen, tel.: +32 16 32 90 71, mail: stephan.swinnen@kuleuven.be.

    You can apply for this job no later than May 25, 2021 via the online application tool

    KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

    Please apply at the official website:  https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/60019593
    Please note that there may be interruptions in the online application website between May 12-16.

  • – E-BRAINS Video presentation

    Please find the link to the presentation of the E-Brains AISBL



    Please find the link to the presentation of the EBrains consortium.


  • – The BNA2021 Festival of Neuroscience! 12-15 April I Online

    Website: bna2021.org

    Hashtag and twitter handle: @BritishNeuro #BNA2021

    The ambition and scope of the BNA Festivals make them unparalleled across neuroscience. The BNA2021 event will:

    • bring together multiple organisations with an interest in brain research at a single, shared event, creating a novel, multi-organisation forum featuring all areas of fundamental research in neuroscience and psychology, from both academia and the commercial sector, plus clinical expertise in neurology and psychiatry.
    • include a programme of public events as well. Past Festivals have seen a rap performance about consciousness, lunchtime talks, sessions in schools, and much more.

    With the BNA2021 abstract submission deadline fast approaching (Friday 15th January), we’re excited to be able to give you a sneak peek of what online posters will look like at BNA2021! 

    Tues 12th Jan – Poster sneak peek webinar
    Not convinced that online poster presentations can work? Join us this Tuesday 12th January for a short webinar that will give a sneak peek at how posters will be presented at the online BNA2021 . We’ve worked hard to find the best online solutions for poster presenters, and are excited at what it offers! Register free for the webinar here.

    Fri 15th Jan – Poster abstract deadline
    Fri 15th Jan – Earlybird registration deadline

    Don’t miss the deadline on Friday, 15th January.  More info and submit your abstract here.

    No data? No worries!
    Don’t forget we offer preregistration posters, where you present plans for research yet to be undertaken.  Especially valuable if your data collection is on hold due to COVID19.

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