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The British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) is a scientific society that exists to promote research and learning into the interplay between the endocrine and nervous systems that control so many important body processes (see below for key subject categories). The ultimate aim of this research is to provide therapies for the many neuroendocrine diseases and disorders that may develop throughout the life course, and to develop methods to beneficially regulate normal neuroendocrine function in man and animals.

The origins of the Society date back to 1985, and it has published the international 'Journal of Neuroendocrinology' for over 20 years. Annual meetings are held either stand alone or jointly with European or UK societies with similar interests. The BSN has a number of grant schemes available to its membership to support neuroendocrine research by scientists at different phases of their careers, researcher mobility and skills training, international and UK travel, as well as support for scientific meetings and public engagement events.

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2014 Michael Harbuz Prize Winner








We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Michael Harbuz prize winner is Frederik Steyn, for his work in the involvement of growth hormone in the development of obesity. Congratulations go out to Frederik, who will present a 30-minute lecture at the ICN. For more details of the Michael Harbuz prize for Young Investigators, click here.










The International Congress of Neuroendocrinology 2014

The BSN would like to invite you to the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN) held this time in Sydney. As a member of the BSN you will be entitled to free registration and an additional £500 for travel. For travel please complete the international travel grant form in the grants section. This may be submitted at anytime until the 23rd May 2014 (also the deadline for early registration).



The International Congress of Neuroendocrinology 2014

International Neuroendocrine Federation


Additionally a “Techniques in Neuroendocrine Research” Workshop will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand, for PhD student and early postdocs, in the week before the ICN meeting. 



2014 Techniques in Neuroendocrine Research Workshop

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