ISN Wiley JNC International Lectureships

This Lectureship Scheme seeks to promote neurochemistry (defined broadly as molecular and cellular neurobiology) in those countries where the science is developing from a low base. This scheme recognises the synergy between the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) through its journal, the Journal of Neurochemistry (JNC), and its publisher Wiley, and the broad goal of the advancement of the science of neurochemistry throughout the world for the public benefit.

Its intent is to support a Plenary Lecture at the annual meetings of societies of neurochemistry, neuroscience or neurobiology in such countries by an eminent, international neuroscientist on a topic related to molecular and cellular neurobiology.

The decision to award an ISN Wiley-JNC-International Lectureships will be made by ISN in consultation with Wiley . There will be three ISN-Wiley-JNC-International Lectureships per annum, each valued at US $5,000.

Funding will be provided on an 80:20 basis, with 80% of funds transferred to the society prior to the lecture and the remaining 20% provided on the receipt of a report (150 words approximately) plus photograph.


Eligible Applicants are a Society or Conference seeking to host a Speaker; NO individuals.

The person applying in the name of a Society or Conference has to have an official function in the Society (President, Secretary, Treasurer) or Conference (Chair of the Program or Organization Committee).

Applicants for the ISN Wiley-JNC-International Lectureships funding MUST be active members of the ISN. Only ISN Wiley-JNC-International Lectureships awardees who have renewed their membership for the current year are eligible to receive the financial support.


The ISN Wiley-JNC Lectureship Award is currently on hold until further update


Once three Lectureship Awards have been granted, the application process will close for the year. Due to the high quality of applications we receive, we advise you to apply earlier in the year (April 30) for a greater chance of your application being considered.


Supported Lectureships 2016

The 34th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences – Report
Date: October 19-21, 2016, New Delhi, India
Plenary Speaker: Prof. Kenton Swartz
Lecture: “Structure and temperature-sensing mechanism in the capsaicin receptor TRPV1 channel”
Organized by Dr. Pankaj Seth


Supported Lectureships 2015

The 14th Meeting of Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN)
Date: 27-30 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Plenary Speaker: Prof. Michael Häusser
Lecture: “All-optical interrogation of neural circuits”
Organized by Prof. Andrew Lawrence


Genomics of neurodegenerative disorders
Date: 13-16 January 2016, Cairo, Egypt
Pleanary Speaker: Prof. Joyce Tomber-Tink
Lecture: “Epigenetics of optic neuritis using multiple sclerosis mouse model: PEDF; a hope for treatment”
Organized by Dr. Wael Mohamed


The Latin-American School on glial cells in the damaged brain – Report
Date: 13-17 July 2015, Bogota, Colombia
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Rona Giffard
Organized by Dr. George E. Barreto

Supported Lectureships 2014

The XXVIII Annual Meeting of the Sociedad de Biología Celular de Chile – Report

Date: October 26-30,2014, Puerto Varas, Chile
Attendace: Dr. Eckart D. Gundelfinger and Dr. Constanze Seidenbecher .

The 11th Conference of Neuroscience Society of Nigeria – Pictures

Date: 26th November–2nd December, 2014, Nigeria
Attendace: Professor Michael Aschner

Supported Lectureships 2012

Event:  The 15th KSBNS Annual Meeting

Venue: Seoul National University Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea

Date: 25th – 26th September, 2012

Organizer: Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences (KSBNS)

Plenary speaker: Dr. Jeff Wickens

Lecture Title: A Cellular Mechanism for Reinforcement Learning: Dopamine-Dependent Plasticity in the Corticostriatal Pathway



Event:  30th Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Neuroscience

Venue: Guru Nanak Dev  University, Amritsar, India

Date: 27th – 30th October, 2012

Organizer: Indian Academy of Neuroscience 

Plenary speaker: Prof. PJ Robinson

Lecture Title: Dynamin Modulators in Synaptic Vesicle Endocytosis: A pathway to Anti Epileptic Drugs

Report: click here

Annex 1Annex 2,