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The CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme

Please note that ANA provides travel grant for these courses. Visit our webpage here

Brain Awareness WEEK 2019

Vienna: We are expecting record numbers of pupils who will attend our BAW at the Center for Brain Research. Here you find the  program.

Salzburg: Now in its 9th year, Salzburg will organize its highly successful BAW at the “Haus der Natur”. See what this BAW offers by downloading the program.

Innsbruck: The Medical University Innsbruck again offers  an attractive program on topical matters in Neuroscience. The events take place at the CCB, Innrain 80-82. Start of lectures daily at 19.00 (free admission). Here you find the  program.

Offener Brief an den Herrn Bundespräsidenten und die für Forschung & Entwicklung zuständigen Mitglieder der Österreichischen Bundesregierung

Herrn Bundespräsident Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen
Herrn Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz
Herrn Vizekanzler Heinz-Christian Strache
Herrn Bundesminister Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Faßmann
Herrn Bundesminister Ing. Norbert Hofer
Herrn Bundesminister Hartwig Löger
Frau Bundesminister Mag. Dr. Margarete Schramböck

Wien, im August 2018 (click to open the letter)

Reply from the office of BP A. Van der Bellen

Reply from the office of BK Sebastian Kurz

Reply from the office of VK H.-C. Strache

2018 Best Thesis Award: New Call

ANA announces the “2018 Best PhD Thesis Award”. Submissions are for dissertations successfully defended between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the year 2018. The submission period is January 1 to 31, 2019. The ANA President in office in the year 2018 will be the Chair of the prize committee, which shall consists in addition of three previous Loewi Price Awardees. The price money will be € 500. An abstract of the thesis will be published on the ANA website.

Ph.D. dissertations of ANA Members are eligible for consideration, regardless of home discipline. Dissertations must clearly show the contributions made by the applicant student. Hence, experimental work carried out by co-authors, where pertinent, should be clearly indicated.

Nominations should be submitted electronically to the ANA President and must include the thesis, a one-page abstract (300 word), a statement on  experimental work carried out by co-authors, a list of publications (if available), the CV, and a letter of recommendation from the thesis adviser or committee member, all in English.

Best Picture Award 2018

This years best picture award goes to Nina Draschil and Christian Humpel (Laboratory of Psychiatry and Experimental Alzheimer's Disease, Medical University of Innsbruck).

The picture shows GFP+ astrocytes attaching to beta-amyloid plaques

Publication: Nina Daschil and Christian Humpel (2016) Green-fluorescent protein+ astrocytes attach to beta-amyloid plaques in an Alzheimer mouse model and GFP+ astrocytes are sensitive for Clasmatodendrosis. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8:75. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00075. eCollection 2016



Our recently introduced Website offers new opportunities for News and Blogs. It has already proven to be of great help in managing the association. The Website has 3 levels of access: (1) Open for the general public (2) Open for all ANA Members (3) Open for ANA Board Members. 

If you intend to get access as member, please follow instructions on the page Member Website Options. Once you are logged-in you should complete your personal profile. Existing members may ignore the fields "Sponsor Name" and "Sponsor Email". Your profile will already show whether you are up-to-date with your annual dues. For your convenience you can now print your own invoice and pay membership and registration fees by Credit Card, in addition to online banking. You may see (and comment) ANA News and how to contribute to ANA blogs. If you visit the Directory and use "Advanced Search" you should now be able to find cities, institutions, and "keywords for research interests". In order to make this a useful function we am urging all members to update their personal profile. Please note that the directory is only visible to ANA Members.

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