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EVENT: Neuroendo Celebrate!

EVENT: 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 (JNE) and its potential future contributors with an Early Career Researcher (ECR) symposium and anniversary dinner.

“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, JNE Editor-in-Chief, 1996-2003


ECR symposium and programme

Are you starting out in your neuroendocrinology career? Do you have a fantastic project you’re working on? Would you like feedback and input from some of the leaders in the field? Come along to our ECR symposium, aimed at ECRs and open to all BSN members.

With three themed panel sessions and a lunchtime poster session, this ECR symposium will see 50 ECR delegates and eminent neuroendocrinologists meet for a day of discussion, learning and celebration. To mark 30 years of the JNE, the day aims to foster the next generation of neuroendocrine researchers and future journal contributors.

Delegates will hear from ECRs and leaders in the field about cutting-edge research in three areas: biological timing, energy homeostasis, neuroendocrinology in health and disease. 

Where: Orangebox Gallery, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
When: 10.30-17.30, 9 December 2019
Registration: Early bird, £50 until 2 September 2019, £80 thereafter. Registration is now closed.

Poster Prizes
Prizes of £30 each will be awarded for the best poster include the ECR prize, as voted by ECR delegates, and the JNE prize, as voted by attending previous and current Editors-in-Chief. 


Time Session
10.30 Registration, tea and coffee

Session: Energy homeostasis

Plenary: Kate Ellacott, University of Exeter, UK
ECR Talk: Pablo Martinez de Morentin, University of Aberdeen, UK
ECR Talk: Alice Adrianensens, University of Cambridge, UK
ECR Talk: Aldara Martin Alonso, Imperial College London, UK

12.30 Lunch and posters

Session: Biological Timing

Plenary: Fran Ebling, University of Nottingham, UK
ECR Talk: Ashleigh Wilcox, University of Bristol, UK
ECR Talk: Vincent van der Vinne, University of Oxford, UK
ECR Talk: Diana Ivanova, Kings College London, UK

15.30 Tea and coffee

Session: Neuroendocrinology in Health and Disease

Plenary: Dave Grattan, University of Otago, New Zealand
ECR Talk: Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya, Imperial College London, UK
ECR Talk: Ben Jones, Imperial College London, UK
ECR Talk: Leonie Ruddick-Collins, University of Aberdeen, UK

17.30 Closing remarks and poster prize giving

Infographic programme


JNE 30th anniversary dinner

“Over the last 30 years, Journal of Neuroendocrinology has consistently been the best place to publish cutting edge neuroendocrine research”

- Julian Mercer, current Editor-in-Chief, and Perry Barratt, current Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Celebrate 30 years of JNE with past and present Editors-in-Chief at an exclusive dinner at the Hutchesons City Grill in Glasgow. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with friendly and supportive scientists who have helped shape the field of neuroendocrinology over the last 30 years. Please note, only those attending the symposium can register to attend the dinner.

Where: Hutchesons City Grill, 158 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1EJ
When: 7pm drinks reception, 7.30pm dinner, 9 December 2019
Registration: £25. Register via MySociety (you must be a BSN member to register).



ECR symposium
Early bird, £50 – deadline 2 September 2019
Normal registration, £80
Non-members will be asked to become BSN members in order to attend the event

JNE 30th anniversary dinner
£25 per person
You must be an ECR symposium delegate to register for the dinner
Non-members will be asked to become BSN members in order to attend the dinner

BSN membership
Students, £10
Postdoctoral, £30
Find out more about how to become a BSN member


Abstract submission

The abstract submission deadline has now passed. Authors will have been informed about the success of their abstract application. Email theteam@neuroendo.org.uk if you have not yet heard back.


Travel and accommodation

Accommodation deal
Motel One Glasgow
78-82 Oswald Street
G1 4PL

Twin room without breakfast, £69
Twin room with breakfast, £78

Book via www.motel-one.com or email res-glasgow@motel-one.com quoting "BSN 2019".

Travel grant 
All ECRs attending the event can apply for a travel bursary of up to £150 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 6 months are eligible to apply. You do not need to have submitted an abstract to apply for a travel grant.

Help spread the word

Encourage peers to attend by:

  1. Downloading the pdf poster, printing it and puting it up in your lab.
  2. Tweeting about the event tagging #JNE30 and @bsneuroendo so we know you're coming.
  3. Forwarding this web page on to colleagues who may be interested in attending.


By air
Take the 15 minute journey on the 500 Airport Express from Glasgow Airport to Waterloo Lane which is a five minute walk to the symposium venue.
By train
The symposium venue is a five minute walk from Glasgow Central Station. The dinner venue is a 10 minute walk from Glasgow Central Station.


The accommodation at Motel One, symposium venue (The Lighthouse) and dinner venue (Hutchesons City Grill) are all within a 10-15 minute walk to each other.