We are happy to announce that we have received IBRO funding for travel grants for the upcoming EMCCS-FENS satellite event.

Travel grants of 400 EUR will be awarded to four speakers selected from abstracts and five winners of the best poster competition.

To apply, please submit an abstract by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. according to the template. Speakers selected from abstracts will be announced by April 30th, 2018.


June 14th, 2018

Congratulations to the four speakers selected from abstracts, who have been selected by the EMCCS board for an oral presentation at the upcoming EMCCS-FENS event:

  1. Cemil Kerimoglu (Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V., Germany). RNA-dependent intergenerational inheritance of enhanced cognitive ability after environmental enrichment
  2. Nancy Gallus (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA). Enhancer RNAs are necessary and sufficient for activity-dependent neuronal gene transcription
  3. Adar Adamsky (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel). Astrocytic inhibition in CA1 impairs remote memory acquisition by disrupting CA1 to ACC communication)
  4. Adonis Yiannakas (University of Haifa, Israel). Distinct roles for insular cortex GABAergic interneuron subtypes during the acquisition and retrieval of conditioned taste aversion learning


July 19, 2018

Best poster presentation distinction

  1. Fabien Ducrocq (INRA, Nutrition et Neurobiologie intégrée, Bordeaux, France). Modulation of mesolimbic dopamine transmission by brain lipid composition: consequences on reward processing
  2. Iliana Barrera (University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel). Activation of Dopamine receptor D1/MEK/mTOR pathway induces protein synthesis by eEF2K inactivation and eEF2 dephosphorylation
  3. Mariline Silva (CNC-Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal). MicroRNA-186-5p controls GluA2 surface expression and synaptic scaling in hippocampal neurons
  4. Dominique Fernandes (CNC – Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal). Disrupted AMPA receptor function and homeostatic synaptic plasticity upon genetic- or antibody-mediated loss of autism-associated CASPR2
  5. Md Rezaul Islam (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Epigenetics and Systems Medicine, Goettingen, GERMANY). A systems approach identifying microRNAs as marker of cognitive decline
  6. Sarah Borrie (Department of Human Genetics, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium). ASD-like social behavior deficits in mouse models for RASopathy disorders


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