August 2019 | Issue #003

Neuroendo Celebrate!

Celebrating our anniversary, nurturing our future

Join us on 9 December 2019 in Glasgow, UK, to celebrate 30 years of the Journal of Neuroendocrinology and its potential future contributors with an Early Career Researcher symposium and anniversary dinner. Early bird deadline 2 September 2019.

Only 50 places
Engaging sessions with leaders in the field
Poster presentations from fellow ECRs
Poster prizes
Travel grants available
 Accommodation deal

Session topics

Energy homeostasis
Biological timing
Neuroendocrinology in Health and Disease
Register for Early Bird places today

Travel grants available

ECRs can apply for a travel bursary to attend Neuroendo Celebrate! Postgraduate students and post-doctoral research fellows within 10 years of gaining their PhD who have also been BSN members for at least six months are eligible to apply. Find out more.
"This Journal is precious;
owned by our community,
run by our community,
for our community.
May it be so for the next thirty years!”

- Gareth Leng, Editor-in-Chief, 1996-2003
Read the full JNE 30th Anniversary Special Issue Editorial

ECR symposium programme

7 ways to make the most of your BSN membership

BSN supports and welcomes Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from the UK and across the globe. This blog outlines seven ways to make the most of your membership as an ECR.

Photo: BSN President Giles Yeo congratulating 2016 Mick Harbuz prize winner Tyler Stevenson.

Why our members love the BSN

During our 2019 Annual Meeting at the BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience, Dublin, in April 2019, we asked our members to describe what they loved about the BSN in three words. Watch the video to see what they said.

Did you know we have a YouTube channel? Catch up with previous BSN lectures


Neuroendo Celebrate! ECR symposium and JNE anniversary dinner
Glasgow, UK | 9 December 2019

Join us on 9 December 2019 in Glasgow, UK, to celebrate 30 years of the Journal of Neuroendocrinology and its potential future contributors with an Early Career Researcher symposium and anniversary dinner. Travel grants and accommodation deal included. Limited to 50 delegates.
Register before 2 September for the Early Bird rate

Annual Meeting 2020
Bordeaux, France | 23-25 September 2020

The BSN will be holding its annual meeting as part of the Forth BSN-Société de Neuroendocronologie (SNE) joint meeting.
Submit to the call for symposia

Annual Meeting 2022 - Save the date!
Glasgow, UK | 7-10 August 2022

The BSN will be hosting the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in 2022.

Call for symposia, Bordeaux 2020

The BSN Annual Meeting 2020 will be held as a joint meeting with the Société de Neuroendcrinologie (SNE). This fourth joint annual meeting with the Société will be in Bordeaux, France, in September 2020. We are calling for symposium proposals to be selected by the BSN and SNE scientific councils. Deadline 25 September 2019.
Submit your symposium proposal

Grants and funding

Upcoming deadlines for BSN grants and funding:
  • ASAP - Neuroendo Celebrate Early Career Researcher travel grant
  • 1 September – International conference travel fund
  • Ongoing – Outreach and public engagement grant
  • Ongoing – Symposium support grant
  • Post-BSN Annual Meeting – Early Career Researcher travel grant
Apply today*
* Open to members of more than six months' standing

Journal of Neuroendocrinology Highlights

The top most downloaded and hot topic reviews, research articles and early career perspectives from the last six months have been selected for this highlight section by Professor Julian Mercer, Editor-in-Chief and Dr Perry Barrett, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neuroendocrinology. The Journal of Neuroendocrinology is owned and managed by the BSN. BSN members get free online access to all journal content.


  • Heiss, CN, Olofsson, LE. The role of the gut microbiota in development, function and disorders of the central nervous system and the enteric nervous system. JNeuroendocrinol. 2019; 31:e12684.

Original research article

  • Anderson, EJP, Ghamari‐Langroudi, M, Cakir, I, et al. Late onset obesity in mice with targeted deletion of potassium inward rectifier Kir7.1 from cells expressing the melanocortin‐4 receptor. JNeuroendocrinol.2019; 31:e12670.
Read more JNE articles

Journal of Neuroendocrinology Special Issues

Journal of Neuroendocrinology free online Anniversary Special Issue
Fourteen papers, all essential reading to further understand the history and evolution of neuroendocrinology over the last 30 years. Free online access until 31 December 2019.
View the interactive contents summary.
The Ghrelin Symposium Special Issue
Fifteen papers focussing on ghrelin from a satellite meeting to the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology held on  13-14 July 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Topics include ghrelin's association with stress, obesity, binge drinking and menopause. Read the special issue guest edited by Zane Andrews.

Neuroendocrinology in the news

Cross section: Giles Yeo
The Guardian Science Weekly Podcast | July 2019

Why do some of us pile on the pounds, while others seem to get away with it? The latest findings from the field of obesity research – from the role of our genes and how heritable our weight is, to how, as a society, we’ve become overweight and what we can do about it.
Listen to the podcast

Starch, Milk and Alcohol: How Have Our Genes Adapted?
TEDx | May 2019

Humans are like cockroaches, we adapt when we have to, including to changing nutritional demands post agriculture. Giles Yeo, BSN President, gives a TEDx lecture in Cambridge.
Watch the TEDx talk

Does time of day affect the body's response to exercise?
Science Daily | April 2019

New research published in Cell Metabolism confirms that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. 
Read the article

Study identifies a hormone that may hinder weight loss
Medical News Today | April 2019

A series of experiments in mice demonstrates growth hormone might have a previously unidentified role in the metabolic response to energy restriction during weight loss.
Read the article

Brainwaves: Interview with Fran Ebling

Professor Fran Ebling,
University of Nottingham, UK
Fran has been a BSN member for many years, serving on the committee in various roles, including Chairman between 2006-2010, and giving the BSN Mortyn Jones Lecture at the 2012 Annual Meeting. In this interview Fran writes about his research into seasonal rhythmicity, why The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles is his favourite book and his advice to aspiring neuroendocrinologists. Read the interview with Fran.

Hear Fran speak on Biological Rhythms

Fran will be speaking on Biological Rhythms 1989-2019 at our Neuroendo Celebrate Early Career Symposium on 9 December 2019 in Glasgow, UK, to mark 30 years of the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Places are limited to 50 delegates.

Register for Early Bird places today

Career opportunities in neuroendocrinology

Funded Research Assistant in Molecular Endocrinology, School of Chemistry and Biosciences, University of Bradford, UK

Deadline: 10 August 2019
More information:

University Lecturer in Systems Physiology, University of Cambridge, UK

Deadline: 15 September 2019
More information:

Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Discovery Brain Science, University of Edinburgh, UK

More information: email Prof Mike Ludwig (

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