Gates Cambridge Provost elected president of FENS

  • July 14, 2016
Gates Cambridge Provost elected president of FENS

Professor Barry Everitt has been elected president of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.

Professor Barry Everitt, the Provost of Gates Cambridge, has been elected the new president of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen.

His term as president will run from 2016 -2018.

FENS welcomed his presidency stating: "As a highly recognised and renowned neuroscientist, Barry Everitt has served FENS in many ways over the years, including as chair of the first FENS Forum programme committee (1998-2000) and as past editor in chief of the FENS journal, EJN." 

He replaces Professor Monica Di Luca who stepped down following the conclusion of her two-year term at the end of the FENS Forum in July 2016.

Just before his election, he and Professor Di Luca issued statements about the decision of the UK to leave the European Union. Professor Everitt stated: "The UK’S decision to leave the EU may have a major impact on neuroscience research both in the UK and through its collaborations across Europe. These collaborations are vividly on display here at the FENS Forum in Copenhagen. UK neuroscience has been strongly supported by EU funding and the present situation is that the UK remains a member of the EU for at least two years and will continue with full engagement in the Horizon 2020 programme."

 

 

 

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