Monica Di Luca, President of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), recently announced the appointment of Professor J. Paul Bolam (University of Oxford) and Professor John Foxe (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York) as new Editors-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN), the official journal of FENS. Paul and John will be taking over from Jean-Marc Fritschy (University of Zurich) and Martin Sarter (University of Michigan), who have been at the helm for 6 years. The new Editors-in-Chief will formally take over on 1st January 2015.
The European Journal of Neuroscience was established in 1989 by the European Neuroscience Association. The first Editor-in-Chief was Professor Ray Guillery FRS, then Chair of the Department of Anatomy in Oxford, and now a Honorary Emeritus Research Fellow in the MRC Unit.
Professor Jean-Marc Fritschy delivered the 11th David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology.
"Plasticity of GABAergic synapses: mechanisms and implications"
The 11th David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology was given on 3 March 2015 by Professor Jean-Marc Fritschy of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Zurich http://www.pharma.uzh.ch/neuromorpho
The Lecture was hosted by Professor Peter Somogyi.
Sanford L. Palay was the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Comparative Neurology from 1980-1993. He was a Professor of Anatomy at Harvard Medical School and then Professor Emeritus during that tenure. Dr. Palay was one of the earliest scientists to turn electron microscopy onto the nervous system, and in 1954 with George Palade provided the first descriptions of vertebrate synapses at the EM level. Dr.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Ray Guillery has joined the Unit as Honorary Emeritus Research Fellow. Ray Guillery is a neuroanatomist who entered University College London as a medical student in 1948 and taught there for 11 years, moving in 1964 to Madison, Wisconsin, where he helped to establish a new graduate neuroscience programme. In 1977 he moved to the University of Chicago to lead another new graduate neuroscience programme and in 1984 returned to England as Head of the Department of Human Anatomy at Oxford.
Tamás Freund, Director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine in Budapest, HungaryGyörgy Buzsáki, Board of Governors Professor at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Four leading medical researchers at Oxford University have been elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Professors Paul Bolam, Frances Platt, Andrew King and Doug Altman are among 40 new Fellows announced today by the Academy.The honour recognises outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, innovative application of scientific knowledge or conspicuous service to healthcare.