Committees

Advanced School Sub-Committee 2019 - 2022

The ISN Advanced Schools offer a unique opportunity for young neuroscientists to meet experts from all over the world, to learn about latest discoveries and to discuss own research projects with faculty members. Traditionally, Advanced School will precede the ISN Biennial Meetings.

Ago Rinken (Chair), Estonia
Itsuki Aijioka (Local-Chair), Japan  

Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Matthew Rasband, USA
Antonis Stamatakis, Greece
Yukiko Goda, Japan
Mohammed Shaker, Korea
Gwladys Temkou Ngoupaye, Cameroon
Ana Maria Sebastião, Portugal
Felipe Barros, Chile
Eyleen Goh, Singapore
Cecilia Hedin Pereira, Brazil

Biennial Program Committee 2022

The major functions of the Program Committee are to nominate and award plenary lectures, to score and select proposals for symposia, workshops and satellite meetings, in addition to the selection of speakers for Young Scientist Colloquia and Young Member Symposia. The committee also ensures that there is appropriate coverage of all aspects of modern Neurochemistry and that regional and gender balance are maintained across the meeting program.

Vania Prado (Program Chair), Canada

Mike Cousin, (Program Com. Chair 2019), UK
Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Akio Wanaka, (APSN President, ex officio), Japan
Ying-Shing Chan, (APSN Secretary, ex officio), Hong Kong
Woong Sun, (APSN Treasurer, ex officio), Korea
Jörg Schulz (JNC EiC), Germany
Eva-Maria Blumrich (ISN-YSSC Chair), UK
Itsuki Ajioka, Japan
Dan Ohtan Wang, Japan/China
Jee Hyun Kim, Australia
Sergio Ferreira, Brazil
Ronald Schnaar, USA
Jessica Kwok, UK
Frederic Checler, France
Sarah Gordon, Australia
Juan Bolanos, Spain
Nilesh Patel, Kenya
Ana Belen Elgoyhen, Argentina
Tammy Kielian, USA

Biennial Program Committee 2023

The major functions of the Program Committee are to nominate and award plenary lectures, to score and select proposals for symposia, workshops and satellite meetings, in addition to the selection of speakers for Young Scientist Colloquia and Young Member Symposia. The committee also ensures that there is appropriate coverage of all aspects of modern Neurochemistry and that regional and gender balance are maintained across the meeting program.

Cheah Pike See (Program Chair), Malaysia

Vania Prado (Program Com. Chair 2022), Canada
Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Italy
Carlos Duarte, (ESN Treasurer, ex officio), Portugal
Illana Gozes (ESN Secretary, ex officio), Israel
Johannes Hirrlinger, (ESN President, ex officio), Germany
Andrew Lawrence (JNC EiC, ex officio), Australia
Mohammed R Shaker, Australia
Natalia Nalivaeva, UK
Ago Rinken, Estonia
Sara Xapelli, Portugal
Peng Lei, China
Kenji Tanaka, Japan
Simone Engelender, Israel
Carlo Sala, Italy
Chinna Orish, Nigeria
Arturo Ortega, Mexico
Tim Bredy, Australia
Dwight Bergles, USA 
Alysson Muotri, USA 

Career Development Committee 2021-2023

ISN is committed to the support of its young members and their career paths. The Career Development Committee oversees two initiatives which aim to provide a forum for the exchange of expertise between scientists at early career stage and established ISN scientists as well as providing support for young ISN members to help establish themselves as independent scientists. These schemes are competitive, open to those from any country to which ISN is able to provide funding and aim to support members of ISN who have shown longer term commitment to the society.

Constanze Seidenbecher Chair), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Italy
Christian Gonzalez Billault (CAEN, ex-officio), Chile
Ago Rinken, Estonia
Cheah Pike See, Malaysia
Schuichi Koizumi, Japan
Tiago Outiero, Germany
Kay Double, Australia
Jean-Pierre Mothet, France
Rommy von Bernhardi, Chile
Michael Robinson, USA
Rebecca Jane Rylett, Canada
Amadi Ihunwo, South Africa
Babette Fuss, USA
Schuichi Koizumi, Japan
Hamadi Fetoui, Tunisia

 

Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (CAEN) 2021-2023

The ISN Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (CAEN) pursues several initiatives intended to stimulate neurochemistry research in regions of economic deprivation and in developing countries. CAEN provides funds for young scientists from developing countries to spend some time in a laboratory abroad to learn new technical or conceptual expertise, to purchase research supplies, to attend workshops/training courses/satellite meetings or for the organisation of workshop/small schools in developing countries. Applications are examined by CAEN and are granted on a competitive basis according to the CAEN guidelines.

Christian Gonzales-Billault (Chair), Chile

Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Italy
Vladimir Parpura (CAEN ex officio), USA
Constanze Seidenbecher, (ex officio CDG Chair), Germany
Vania Prado, Canada
Luis Tovar y Romo, Mexico
Cristina Guatimosin, Brazil
Helena Janickova, Czech Republic
Neha Singla, India
Alberto Javier Ramos, Argentina
Beata Sperlagh, Hungary
Zurina Hassan, Malaysia
Itsuki Ajioka, Japan
Nezha Bouhaddou, Morocco

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Conference Committee 2021-2023

The ISN Conference Committee (ISN-CC) provides financial support for the organisation of small conferences on specialised neurochemical topics and sponsors ISN neurochemistry symposia within meetings of other scientific societies or groups.

ISN will support up to 25,000 USD for a small conference and up to 8,000 USD for a symposium within meetings of other societies or groups in the neuroscience field, as long as these are advertised as an ISN Symposium. Formal applications may be submitted twice a year (before April 30 or October 31) from My ISN member accounts.

The committee also awards the Young Scientist Lectureship Award (YSLA) at the ISN Biennial Meeting

Vladimir Parpura (Chair), USA

Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Italy
Christian Gonzales-Billault (CAEN, ex officio), Chile
Marco Prado, (ex Officio, JNC Reviews Editor), Canada
Natalia Nalivaeva, UK
Maria Angeles Garcia, Chile
James Olopade, Nigeria
Judy Sng, Singapore
Ricardo de Melo Reis, Brazil
Akio Wanaka, Japan
Terry Wood, USA
Jean-Pierre Mothet, France
Rajat Sandhir, India
Amadi Ihunwo, South Africa 
Marta Antonelli, Argentina

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Finance and Advisory Committee

The ISN Finance and Advisory Committee was generated by ISN Council in 2018 by fusion of the previous ISN Finance Committee and the previous ISN Standing Rules Committee. Members of the ISN Finance and Advisory Committee are the previous ISN Presidents (previous ISN Secretaries and ISN Treasurers) as well as the current Officers of ISN. As the ISN Finance and Advisory Committee combines exceptional expertise, this committee has the main function to give advise to the current ISN Officers and the current ISN Council on financial, administrative and political strategies to help ISN to further promote neurochemistry on a global scale. In addition, the ISN Finance and Advisory Committee will regularly review the updates of the ISN Standing Rules.

Alessandro Prinetti (ISN Treasurer, co-chair), Italy
Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Ralf Dringen, (Ex officio, co-chair), Germany
Alois Saria, Austria
Monica Carson, USA
Bernard W. Agranoff, USA
Roger Butterworth, Canada
Peter R. Dunkley, Australia
David Shine, USA
Kunihiko Suzuki, USA
Bernd Hamprecht, Germany
Abel Lajtha, USA
Arne Schousboe, Denmark
Berndt Hamprecht, Germany
Philip Beart, Australia

ISN - JNC Flagship School

The ISN-JNC Flagship School is a unique, high quality educational event bringing together around 40 young scientists (PhD students and postdocs) from around the world with eminent international speakers for one week to take part in scientific lectures, discussions, and poster presentations. This initiative of the ISN and its journal, JNC, aims to provide advanced state-of-the-art education for young neuroscience researchers who will be selected through a competitive process. The school is a biennial “flagship” of ISN’s global education program. Distinguished researchers in the field are invited to present recent breakthroughs and future directions in neuroscience and discuss with the selected young scientists.

Ralf Dringen, (Local Chair), Germany
Juan Bolanos (Scientific Chair), Spain
Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Italy
Akio Wanaka, Japan
Marco Prado, Canada
Anthony Turner, UK
Woong Sun, Korea
Laura Vasquez, Germany
Dana McTigue, USA
Natalia Gulyaeva, Russia
Mohammed Shaker, Australia
Peng Lei, China
Fred Meunier, Australia
Robert Zorec, Slovenia
Hui Zhang, USA
Patricia Schuck, Brazil
Chinna Orish, Nigeria

Publication Committee 2021-2023

The Publications Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Council in all matters concerning publication activities of the Society. The Committee is currently composed of the Chairperson, the 3 ISN officers (ex officio), the Chief Editor(s) and the Deputy Chief Editor for reviews. The Chairperson is appointed by the ISN President after consultation with the other Officers and approval by Council. The Chair is selected on the basis of their publishing experience and detailed knowledge of the Journal and Society operation. The role of the Publication Chair is to interface between Officers, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, to report annually to Council and provide regular updates for the ISN Newsletter.

Anthony J. Turner, Chair, UK
Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Italy
Andrew Lawrence (JNC Chief Editor-in-Chief), Australia
Marco A. M. Prado (JNC Reviews Editor), Canada

Schools Initiative Committee 2021-2023

The Schools Initiative Committee provides financial support for the organisation of neurochemistry schools worldwide, with a focus on emerging nations.

ISN schools have the purpose of providing an environment in which to enhance the technological experience, gain knowledge on the latest developments in neurochemistry, and foster interactions among scientists worldwide with the aim of increasing scientific exchange, collaborative research and training opportunities.

Akio Wanaka (Chair), Japan

Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Italy
Amadi Ihunwo, South Africa
Peng Lei, China 
Jean-Pierre Mothet, France
Laura Morelli, Argentina
Gaylia Jean Harry, USA
Nina Vardjan, Slovenia
Ashok K. Datusalia, India
Constanze Seidenbecher, Germany
Brahim Nait Oumesmar, France
Woong Sun, Korea
Jordi Duran, Spain
Vania Prado, Canada
Elaine Del Bel, Brazil 
Christina Perry, Australia

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Travel Grant Committee 2021-2023

The Travel Grant Committee aims to assist the participation of ISN member applicant women and men, especially young members in ISN conferences and other international activities. Applications for ISN conferences may be submitted as per the announced deadlines; new applicants will be preferred over those who have recently received such support and parallel requests for special assistance (such as additional support for enabling childcare during the conference) will be considered favourably.

Amadi Ihunwo (Chair), South Africa

Flávia Gomes, (ISN President, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Italy
Michael Fox ,USA
Nouria Lackdar-Ghazal, Morocco
Akio Wanaka, Japan
Joao Duarte, Sweden
John P Lowry, Ireland
Randy Stout, USA
Lin Kooi Ong, Malaysia
James Olopade, Nigeria
Kai Kummer, Austria
Augustin Anastasia, Argentina
Ago Rinken, Estonia
Yoshinori Otani, Japan
Zurina Hassan, Malaysia
Patricia Garcez, Brazil
Zila Martinez-Lozada, USA

Young Scientist Steering Committee 2021-2023

The YSSC represents the members of the next generation of ISN. We make sure that the needs, opinions and ideas of students, PhD-students and Postdocs, in the first 5 years of their academic career, are heard and communicated to the council and officers. To help to create and constantly improving all kinds of support, offers and opportunities for early career researchers within ISN we work closely together with each other, other ISN committees and officers. We highly appreciate and ask for feedback and inputs from young ISN members as we see this as the base of our work. This work includes organising workshops and symposia specifically designed to the interests of junior scientists as well as fostering the network among junior and between junior and senior ISN members around the world.

Mohammed R Shaker, Australia
Sara Grassi, Italy
Kaira Church, USA
Vanesa Materra, Argentina
Charikleia Peta, Greece
Dilina Tuerde, Japan
Philip Adeniyi, Nigeria