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New network of European neuroscientists

Dr Matthew Grubb from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) has been elected to a newly created and exclusive network of European neuroscientists set up by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and The Kavli Foundation.

Young researchers were chosen from across Europe for the excellence of their research and their promise to be among the extraordinary neuroscience pioneers of this generation. There are just 20 scholars in the exclusive network and each will be given the opportunity to meet with both young and senior neuroscience leaders in the field and share ideas.

“I feel delighted and massively fortunate to have been selected as an inaugural FENS-Kavli scholar,” said Dr Matthew Grubb from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, IoPPN.  “Because this is a completely new initiative no-one really knows what its impact is going to be, which is part of the fun – I get to be part of a diverse network of talented young European neuroscientists whose broad remit is to interact productively with each other, to liaise with senior scientific figures across the continent, and to promote neuroscience-related engagement with the general public.  Most importantly, we are able to set our own agenda on all of this, and that’s a completely new and exciting challenge for me.”

The 20 chosen scholars are the first ever members of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence and will hold their first meeting at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre in the UK in April this year with the aim of with the goal of strengthening ties between emerging leaders in European science and fostering on-going scientific excellence in Europe.

“The Kavli-FENS network of excellent brings together some of the best young neuroscientists in Europe, and we are thrilled that Matt Grubb is one of them,” said Professor Oscar Marín Parra, Director of the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at IoPPN. “I anticipate that this network will become very influential in the coming years, thereby providing young neuroscientists with an important voice in European science policy.”

Find out more about the work of Dr Matthew Grubb at the Grubb Lab website.

For further information contact Tom Bragg, Press Officer at IoPPN, King’s College London, on +44(0)2078485377 or email