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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

  • UNI PhD Program


    The ULB Neuroscience Institute (UNI) comprises more than 240 scientists including more than 40 Principal Investigators (PIs) grouped into 24 research groups. It offers a dynamic and diverse research environment in all fields of brain research, from molecular and cellular neurobiology, to systems, cognitive, and clinical neurosciences.

    In order to expand internationally and keep rising its level of excellence, UNI launched an International PhD Program in Neuroscience. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a top UNI laboratory of their choice, in a stimulating and diverse environment aligned with the highest International standards. They will be supported with a PhD Fellowship covering living expenses and tuition. In addition they will enjoy the international flavour of Brussels, a lively city in the heart of Europe.

    Highly qualified candidates with a deep commitment to basic research are invited to apply. Applicants should hold a MSc degree (or equivalent).

    Closing date for 2023 applications is February 28th. Selection will be completed by end of June. Accepted candidates may start research projects as early as October 2023.

    We look forward to welcoming you at UNI and Brussels!

    How to apply? go to : https://uni.ulb.ac.be

  • FENS Kavli – 2023-2027 scholars’ call

    The Call for 2023-2027 Scholars is now open.(application deadline: 10 April)

    Genuine thanks to all of you to further promote the call and send the info to those who are core FKNE target.

    For reference, the link to Twitter announcing the call is:

  • 15th Meeting of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience – save the date !

    We are pleased to announce that the Belgian Society for Neuroscience is organising the 15th Meeting of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience and invites you to contribute to its programme.
    The meeting will be held at Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday 6 June 2023.

  • 14th Meeting – Program 2022

    Please click here for the updated program.

    Keynotes speakers :
    * Andreas Lüthi from Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) – Basel – Switzerland
    * Sarah Garfinkel from Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL) – London – UK

  • 14th BSN Meeting POSTPONED 9 MAY 2022 !

    We are pleased to announce that the Belgian Society for Neuroscience is organising the 14th Meeting of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience and invites you to contribute to its programme.
    The meeting will be held at the ULB Erasme Campus (1070 Brussels, Belgium) on Monday 9 May 2022.

    For registration please follow this link.

    We invite and welcome your submission of abstracts for both posters and oral presentations
    On a competitive basis, 10 submissions will be selected for oral presentation. Selected abstracts and presenters will be notified as soon as possible after registration closure.

    Important date: 

    • April 11th 2022: deadline for abstract submission, membership renewal, new membership submissions, non-member and member registration and payment.

    The meeting registration costs are fully waived to BSN members.
    Non-members however must register online and pay €100 euros.

    If you are not yet a member, you are still in time to join the society as a Full or Junior member! Please go to the « join » page for more information. Members of the BSN are automatically also members of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). This entitles BSN members to a free online access to the European Journal of Neuroscience, reduced registration fees for the FENS meetings, and reduced sub-scription fees to several neuroscience journals.

    We hope to see you in Brussels!!!

    Poster guideline:

    The dimensions of display panels are 97 cm width and 114 cm high.
    A0 posters in portrait orientation fit well on panels.

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