IBRO Pan-Europe Regional Committee (IBRO-PERC) and FENS are delighted to announce the next group of the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellows. With the aim of supporting the career development of early-career neuroscientists, the fellowship provides them with an opportunity to conduct a goal-oriented internship in another European lab and experience another research environment. 

FENS and IBRO-PERC are pleased with the high-rate response of the neuroscience community to this initiative: 94 eligible applications from 22 European countries were submitted during the second FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships call, which closed on 15 October 2023.

The recipients of the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships are:

Career Status Name Home Lab Host Lab
Master Kankana Dutta University of Trieste, Italy Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
PhD student Ekin Döngel Dayanç Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, Turkey Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norway
PhD student Ilayda Birben Fahliogullari University of Cologne; Institute of Zoology, Germany University of Copenhagen, Denmark
PhD student Laura Keto Tampere University, Finland Heidelberg University, Germany
PhD student María Alfonso Triguero University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland
PhD student Sofia Petsangouraki University of Crete and IMBB-FoRTH, Greece INMED-Inserm, France
PhD student Xavier Corominas-Teruel Paris Brain Institute, France Johannes-Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
PhD student Pablo González Téllez de Meneses Institute for Neuroscience of Castilla y León, Spain Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, France
Postdoc Giulia D’Arrigo National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Postdoc Brendan Williams University of Reading, United Kingdom Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Netherlands
Postdoc Pavlina Tsoka University of Crete, Greece

Univeristy of Alicante, Spain


IBRO-PERC and FENS warmly congratulate the eleven fellows and extend their best wishes for a successful experience.

About the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships

The FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships are designed to provide Master’s and PhD students and early postdocs with the opportunity to spend up to three months in a different European laboratory. This experience allows them to benefit from methodological training, learn new techniques, and broaden their scientific perspectives.

FENS and IBRO-PERC are committed to supporting the development of neuroscience careers and fostering collaboration within the European neuroscience community.

The next call will open soon. Stay tuned for more information here.


About FENS

Founded in 1998, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), one of IBRO’s 92 member societies, is the main organization for neuroscience in Europe. It currently represents 44 national and single-discipline neuroscience societies across 33 European countries and more than 22,000 member scientists.