Bianca Ambrogina Silva (Neuroscience Institute, National Research Council of Italy) has been selected as Scholar of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence. This is a group of early career, independent neuroscience investigators based in Europe, and chosen for their scientific excellence, originality, and leadership. In 2021 a new cohort of 15 FENS-Kavli Scholars representing 10 different European countries have now been selected. The new Scholars will join the 2018 cohort, forming am active network of 30 Scholars based representing 13 different countries.
The multidisciplinary, international network of FENS-Kavli Scholars is self-organised and aims to improve neuroscience in Europe and beyond through scientific exchange, advocacy, and outreach. FKNE Scholars participate in several meetings per year that allow for lively discussion of a range of topics across Neuroscience as well as challenges and opportunities for European neuroscientists. They then put their ideas into action, for example through opinion articles and white-paper recommendations to European stakeholders on funding schemes and other key issues, public engagement, establishing conference childcare grants, and through the delivery of special prizes that are awarded during the FENS Forum for exceptional individuals. These prizes are aimed to shine a light on senior investigators who have shown outstanding examples mentorship, younger scientists who have delivered excellent PhD theses, and for role models who have substantially delivered the advancement of diversity in neuroscience
Bianca Ambrogina Silva
Cnr - Istituto di neuroscienze
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