MND: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Selective Vulnerability

22 April 2014

Prior to the 9th FENS FORUM of Neuroscience 2014 in Milan (5-8 July) a two-day Satellite Event is organised called “Motor Neuron Diseases: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Selective Vulnerability” (3-4 July).

It is the aim to address the most important issues involving motor neurons, providing participants with updated information that could be useful to researchers in the field of neurodegenerative disorders. For logistic reasons the number of participants is limited to 80. So we encourage everyone to apply in advance if you want to attend this event and be sure of your participation.

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Motor Neuron Diseases: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Selective Vulnerability

Sala Napoleonica dell’Università degli Studi di Milano

via Sant’Antonio 10 – 20122 Milano (Italy)


Caterina Bendotti – Mario Negri Milano

Giambattista Bonanno – Università degli Studi di Genova

Angelo Poletti – Università degli Studi di Milano


PhD students and young postdocs attending this satellite event and the 9th FENS forum can apply for reimbursement of the registration and other costs for up to 350 Euro. There are up to 8 of these scholarships available, supported by IBRO. Applicants must be under 30 years of age. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries based on the classification of World Bank.

Please send a brief description (max. 250 words) of your background in neuroscience research and motivation to attend the meeting. You can apply by sending this description and your full address to

Deadline for submission: June 6th. Awardees will be notified by June 16th.