COVID-19: A Message from EBPS President, Prof. Louk Vanderschuren

Dear Members,

Please follow this link to access a letter from our president, Prof. Louk Vanderschuren on the current pandemic and what it might mean for future EBPS events this year.

Take care of yourselves and stay in touch with each other.

FENS EBPS Mini-Symposium, Glasglow - Registration Deadline, 15th May

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


EBPS Newsletter Issue 7

Grab the latest issue of our society's newsletter here! It features the full program of this year's EBPS Workshop in Toronto on Biomarkers, a journal club report by Jeroen Verharen, a profile on Gavan McNally, who is our most recent addition to the EBPS Committee, plus job adverts from Germany, Ireland & Australia!

Download it here!

EBPS Workshop: Behaviour to Biomarkers - Reverse Translation in 2020, Toronto

We are excited to announce that from 23-25 August, we will hold our biennial EBPS workshop in Hart House at the University of Toronto. The theme of this workshop is Behaviour to Biomarkers - Reverse Translation in 2020, and is jointly being organised by our treasurer Dr Mohammed Shoaib and Dr Jane Foster. The plenaries will be delivered by Gustavo Turecki and Sheena Josselyn and other speakers on the program include Jennifer Bossert, Katie Garrison, Lee Hogarth, Sidney Kennedy, Gayle Wittenberg, Faranak Farzan, Tim Bussey, Martin Sarter,  Caroline Menard, Markus Heilig, John Cryan,  Mary Kimmel and Jonathan Swann. There will be poster viewing sessions, trainee presentations as well as a Gala Dinner. Registration fees will include access to all scientific sessions, the reception, breakfast and lunch (Mon & Tues) and the Gala Dinner.

To register, submit abstracts and apply for travel grants click here.

EBPS Membership Renewal

Dear EBPS Members,


This reminder is to inform you that it is time to renew your membership for 2020. 


Given the running costs of the society, and to ensure we are able to continue to plan and organise high-quality events for members in the future, the EBPS Executive Committee has decided to increase the annual membership fee. The new membership fee for members has been set to €100, and that for students and post-doctoral researchers is €40 (note that post-doctoral researchers previously paid full membership, so their fee has actually decreased).


Below are the benefits of EBPS membership:

-Free membership of FENS, which includes reduced registration fees for FENS meetings-

-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 training status)

-Eligibility to submit symposium proposals for biennial meetings

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

-Reduced registration fees for EBPS meetings, including the upcoming 2020 EBPS Workshop in Toronto


To renew your membership, please click here.


If you prefer to renew your membership by electronic bank transfer, please contact treasurer@ebps.org for EBPS bank details.


We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.


With best wishes,

Mohammed Shoaib

Treasurer - EBPS

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

Psychopharmacology in its 60th Year!

Professors Klaus Miczek and Trevor Robbins have teamed up to provide their perspective on how the field of psychopharmacology has changed over the last 60 years and the important roles that the EBPS and the journal, Psychopharmacology, have played in this regard.

Click here to access.