IBRO Global Neuroscience Horizons Webinar 1
Society journals – Supporting the success and growth of the global neuroscience community

Aired on 26 April 2021 | 14:00 – 15:30 CEST

The first IBRO Global Neuroscience Horizons Webinar focussed on how our society journals, Neuroscience and IBRO Neuroscience Reports (both published by Elsevier), support the success and development of the global neuroscience community. It featured the Editors-in-Chief of both journals and two IBRO alumni who have published with IBRO and benefitted from funding support made possible by the publication of these journals. Learn more about our speakers and journals below.

Professor Juan Lerma is the Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience and a Professor at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) at the Neuroscience Institute of Alicante (CSIC-UMH), of which he was the Director from 2007 to 2016. He joined the CSIC Scientific Staff in 1990 after a stay in the USA at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY), and since then he has been working on the molecular basis of neuronal communication, specifically elucidating the properties and signalling mechanisms of Glutamate Receptors and their role in health and disease.

He was elected EMBO member in 2000 and belongs to the DANA Alliance and the Academia Europaea. He was the Secretary General of FENS and Chair of the Pan-European Regional Committee (PERC) of IBRO. In 2020 he was elected Councilor of the Society for Neuroscience and belongs to several editorial boards (Neuron, Physiol Reviews, etc.).

Twitter handle@JuanLerma1

Professor Y.S. Chan is the Editor-in-Chief of IBRO Neuroscience Reports. Prof. Chan graduated from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and received his postdoctoral training at the Institute of Human Physiology at Pisa, Italy, and The Rockefeller University, USA.  He is currently Dexter H C Man Family Professor in Medical Science, Associate Dean of Medicine, and Director of Neuroscience Research Centre of HKU. He is the recipient of the First Medallion of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. Professor Chan’s research interests include synaptic mechanisms underlying plastic modification of neural networks for spatial learning as well as the exploitation of pluripotent stem cell-derived glial cells and neurons in the assembly of functional neural circuits.

He served as President of Hong Kong Society of Neurosciences, Chair of the IBRO Asian/Pacific Regional Committee, President of Federation of Asian-Oceania Neuroscience Societies, and Standing Executive Committee Member of the Chinese Neuroscience Society.  He is currently President of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry and Vice-President of The Chinese Association for Physiological SciencesProfessor Chan is the Co-Chairman of the International Scientific Program Committee of the 39th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences and Associate Editor for the European Journal of Neuroscience.

Website: https://www.sbms.hku.hk/staff/ying-shing-chan

Dr. Angeles Salles studied biology at the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, where she continued on to her PhD studying the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory in mice and crabs. Her interest in comparative neuroscience led her to apply and take part in the Neural Systems and Behavior course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 2014; a pivotal career experience that was facilitated through IBRO funding. During this stay at the MBL she was selected for further funding from IBRO in one of the first IBRO US/Canada Regional Committee’s North American Research Activity awards to pursue a three-week internship at a lab in the US or Canada. Dr. Salles reached out to Dr. Cynthia F. Moss at Johns Hopkins University and this opportunity subsequently led to her postdoc in the same lab where she studies auditory processing in bats.

Dr. Salles has been the recipient of several awards and funding such as the Society for Neuroethology Young Investigator Award (2020) and the Human Frontier Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018). She has published over a dozen scientific papers, including two first author articles in IBRO’s flagship journal Neuroscience. She is currently transitioning to an independent position as an Assistant Professor and her lab will focus on the neurobiology of social communication in bats.

Twitter handle: @angiesalles

Professor James Olukayode Olopade graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1992, and obtained his MSc (2003) and PhD (2006) from the same University. He obtained IBRO/SfN support to attend a Marine Biology Laboratory (MBL) Neurobiology Course in the US in 2007, and an IBRO Research Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral work at Pennsylvania State University in the US in 2008. He was awarded the MacArthur Overseas Trainings Grant Fellowship and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, both at the University of Wurzburg, Germany from 2010 to 2011. He also received a Grass Fellowship to MBL in 2013. Dr. Olopade was promoted to Professor of Neuroscience and Comparative Anatomy in 2011.

Prof. Olopade served as Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Veterinary Journal from 2011-2016, President of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from 2017-2019. He has been involved in the organization of several IBRO Schools in Nigeria and has been a faculty member in other IBRO Schools across Africa. He is currently Guest Editor of the IBRO Neuroscience Reports special on African Neuroscience.

Twitter handle: @JamesOlopade

IBRO Neuroscience Reports is IBRO’s fully open access journal which publishes papers describing the results of original research on any aspect of the scientific study of the nervous system.

Established in 2016, it is the companion journal to Neurosicence and also published by Elsevier. It welcomes preliminary, descriptive and small-scale results if they have the potential to stimulate and/or contribute to future research, leading to new insights or hypotheses.

Established in 1976, Neuroscience is the flagship journal of IBRO. Elsevier publishes 28 issues per year.

Neuroscience publishes papers describing the results of original research on any aspect of the scientific study of the nervous system. Any paper, however short, will be considered for publication provided that it reports significant, new and carefully confirmed findings with full experimental details. There are no costs to authors to publish.

Twitter handle: @NeurosciIBRO