• Register now for the ISN/ASN Biennial Meeting ( in Cancun, Mexico! Fees include conference materials, free WiFi at the conference site, lunch and refreshments, as well as a closing fiesta.The list of speakers includes among others Huda Y. Zoghbi, Robin Franklin, Nancy Yuk-Yu IP, Martin Cammarota, and Hideyuki Okano. Posters will be available for two full days, ensuring that attendees will be able to see the presentations that interest them and that their work will be seen by all of our colleagues. Register now! Further information about the meeting and links for registration may be found on the official website:
  • During the ISN/ASN meeting in Cancun, ISN President Phil Beart, who has provided an outstanding contribution to the ISN over the last 8 years will also hand over the role to the new incoming President, Alois Saria.
  • NEW in 2013: 2-year membership of the ISN is now discounted to $95USD – renew today and save $25USD, or renew your annual membership for $60USD:
  • Membership and global outreach of the ISN continue: Since the last Biennial meeting in Athens in 2011, the ISN has 552 new members (as of December 2012), of which 317 are students. Welcome to the Society!
  • Registration of the ISN was moved from the UK (ISN (Ltd)) to the USA (ISN Inc) to ease accounting, which went smoothly thanks to joint efforts and close collaboration of all parties involved.
  • The 5th ISN Special Conference on ‘Synapses and dendritic spines in health and disease’, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been a great success. A mini review series summarizing major relevant topics covered was solicited, scheduled for publication in early 2013.
  • New! ISN CAEN “Return Home Grant” aimed at funding research and set-up supplies (up to $10,000USD) for an applicant who is moving to a country with limited research financial support after a postdoctoral fellowship in a developed country. Please see for additional application details.
  • New reduced open access fees for JNC publications available only for ISN members ISN members in good standing ($1,000USD).


Neurochemistry News – Issue 41 December 2012

The latest issue of the Neurochemistry News is available on-line on

Enjoy your reading!

24th Biennial Meeting of ISN jointly held with 44th Annual Meeting of ASN

Date: April 20–24, 2013

Venue: Cancun, Mexico

Registration remains open!


Monica J. Carson
Associate Professor,
Division of Biomedical Sciences
Director Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521-0121
Tel: 951-827-2584
Fax: 951-827-5504