FENS EBPS Mini-Symposium, Glasgow, Saturday July 11, 2020

The European Brain & Behaviour Society (EBBS), European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS), European Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society (EMCCS) and International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) invite you to our jointly organised mini-conference, titled Behavioural Neuroscience for the next decade: Why behaviour matters to brain science.


A variety of topics will be covered focusing on the role of behaviour in Neuroscience and the translatability of animal models to human traits and psychiatric disorders. Each contributing society will host a themed session. On behalf of EBPS, Shelly Flagel, Amy Milton and Marco Venniro will speak in a session entitled ‘How pharmacology and neuroscience help us to understand behaviour’. Our mini-conference is a rare event bringing together four societies, established leaders and early career researchers from the behavioural neuroscience community for a day of amazing science and networking opportunities.


Supported by the FENS Forum, our mini-conference will take place on Saturday July 11 directly before the opening of the biannual meeting in Glasgow so that participants can use this event as a taster for the FENS Forum meeting and continue to discuss this important topic during the meeting. (Adapted from IBANGs website)


To register, click here: https://ibangs.memberclicks.net//index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_264409


Special issue: Neuroimmune signaling in neuropsychiatric disease

It is our pleasure to introduce this Special Issue of Psychopharmacology focused on “Neuroimmune Signaling in Neuropsychiatric Disease”. This issue contains recent work from established and emerging thought leaders in the field that contributes to our understanding of the role of neuroimmune signaling. We thank them for their efforts and contributions to the journal.


The innate immune system is implicated and activated in virtually every neuropsychiatric condition, but our understanding of the role of these processes in disease is poorly understood. Neuroimmune signaling can involve both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory processes that in turn can alter neurotransmission at multiple sites. This represents a new frontier in our understanding of normal and pathological brain function, as well as the relationship between systemic and CNS disease. We believe this Special Issue will contribute to the important insights that the study of neuroimmune signaling can afford us into the etiology of CNS disease and the identification of new targets for treatment.


We hope you enjoy the contributions in this issue and that they help inspire you to address neuroimmune signaling in your research.



Editors: A. Leslie Morrow and Lawrence H. Price

EBPS Newsletter Issue 5

We've just dropped our fifth issue of the EBPS Newsletter which includes a welcome address by our new president, Louk Vanderschuren, lots of photos from our recent Braga meeting, a Q&A with our president-elect, Yavin Shaham, plus loads more! On this note, we're also on the lookout for someone who's willing to help us re-design our current website so if this is something that you'd be willing to help EBPS out with, let us know. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the read and as always, welcome feedback on suggestions for future issues.


Download it here!

Special issue: The Microbiome in Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology

This special issue on ‘The Microbiome in Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology’is a collection of reviews and empirical papers from investigators across the globe. Some of the topics covered include the effects of psychotropics on the gut microbiome, altered faecal microbiome composition in a genetic rat model for depression and a review on the role of the gut microbiome in anorexia nervosa. We hope you find the collection of interest and value to your own work.


Editors: John Cryan & Harriet de Wit

Special issue: Computational and Translational Psychopharmacology

This special issue on ‘Computational and Translational Psychopharmacology’ aims to provide a comprehensive set of reviews and empirical papers that  from many of the leading scientist currently working in this area. The issue developed out of a symposium held at the 2018 Workshop held in Cambridge, UK. We hope you find the collection of interest and value to your own work as we look ahead to the next era of computational psychopharmacology.


Editors: Shelly Flagel, Martin Paulus, Christelle Baunez & Trevor Robins

Membership Renewal

Dear EBPS Member,

This is to remind you to ensure that your EBPS membership is current. The full membership fee remains at €70 and the student fee at €15 only. Membership provides you with a number of benefits:


Free membership of FENS

Free online access to European Journal of Neuroscience

Free online access to Psychopharmacology

Eligibility to apply for bursaries to attend EBPS workshops and biennial meetings (subject to age and status)

Eligibility to submit symposium proposals for future biennial meetings

Eligibility to nominate, and to be nominated, to the EBPS Distinguished Achievement Award and the EBPS Young Scientist Award

Reduced registration fees biennial meetings

Reduced registration fees for other EBPS workshops


To renew your membership, please go to http://www.ebps.org. If you prefer to renew your membership by electronic bank transfer, please contact info@ebps.org for EBPS bank details. 


With best wishes,

Mohammed Shoaib

Treasurer - EBPS