Committees

Advanced School Sub-Committee 2019 - 2021

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 Riken (Chair), Esthonia
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 2021

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

Career Development Committee 2019-2021

Constanze Seidenbecher Chair), Germany

Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti (CAEN ex officio) Italy
Vladimir Parpura, USA
Matt Rasband, Canada
Michael Robinson, USA
Ago Rinken, Estonia
Babette Fuss, USA
Cheah Pike See, Malaysia
Schuichi Koizumi, Japan
Luis Barbeito, Uruguay
Dimitra Mangoura, Greece
Kay Double, Australia

Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (CAEN) 2019 - 2021

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.

Alessandro Prinetti (Chair), Italy

Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Andrew Lawrence, (ex officio CC chair), Australia
Constanze Siedenbecher, (ex officio CDG Chair), Germany
Shin-Ichi Hisanaga, Japan
Christian Gonzalez Billault, Chile
Luis Tovar y Romo, Mexico
Michael Robinson, USA
Thomas Karikari, Ghana/UK
Helena Janickova, Czech Republic
Neha Singla, India
Andrew Gundlach, Australia
Alberto Javier Ramos, Argentina
Beata Sperlagh, Hungary

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Conference Committee 2019 - 2021

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

Andrew J. Lawrence (Chair) Australia

Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Alessandro Prinetti, (ex officio CAEN chair), Italy
Marco Prado, (ex Officio, JNC Reviews Editor), Canada
Robert Zorec, Slovakia
Natalia Nalivaeva, UK
Francisco Nualart Santander, Chile
James Olopade, Nigeria
Judy Sng, Singapore
Ricardo de Melo Reis, Brazil
Vladimir Parpura, USA
Schuichi Koizumi, Japan
Marianne Renner, France

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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.

Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
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

Publication Committee 2019 – 2021

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

Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Jörg Schulz (JNC Chief Editor-in-Chief), Germany,

Schools Initiative Committee 2019 – 2021

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.

Babette Fuss (Chair), USA

Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Amadi Ihunwo, South Africa
James Olopade, Nigeria
Vladimir Parpura, USA
Laura Morelli, Argentina
Christian Gonzalez-Billault, Chile
Akio Wanaka, Japan
Neha Singla, India
Constanze Seidenbecher, Germany
Brahim Nait Oumesmar, France
Elizabeth Coulson, Australia
Jordi Duran, Spain

Travel Grant Committee 2019 -2021

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.

Christian Gonzalez Billault (Chair), Chile

Ralf Dringen, (ISN President, ex officio), Germany
Flávia Gomes, (ISN Treasurer, ex officio), Brazil
Caroline Rae, (ISN Secretary, ex officio), Australia
Michael Fox ,USA
Nouria Lackdar-Ghazal, Morocco
Peter Wong, Singapore
Joao Miguel das neves Duarte, Switzerland
John P Lowry, Ireland
Babette Fuss, USA
Hiroko Baba, Japan
James Olopade, Nigeria
Kai Kummer, Austria
Augustin Anastasia, Argentina
Haley Titus, USA 
Yoshinori Otani, Japan
Zurina Hassan, Malaysia

Young Scientist Steering Committee 2019 - 2021

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.

Eva Maria Blumrich (Chair), UK

Mychael Laurenco, Brazil
Mohammed R Shaker, Australia
Rachael Hendrix, USA
Abdullah Madany, USA
Cary Zhang, Japan
Philip Adeniyi, Nigeria

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