International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology, Tihany, Hungary


President:                       H.-J. Pflüger, Berlin, Germany,

Past-President:               R. J. Walker, Southampton, UK,

Executive Secretary        Karoly Elekes, Tihany, Hungary,

Council Members:          P. Balaban, Moscow, Russia,

                                      L. P. Croll, Dalhousie, Canada,

                                      J. Messenger, Sheffield, UK,

                                      L.L. Moroz, Houston, USA,

                                      D. Nässel, Stockholm, Sweden,

                                      M. Sakai, Okayama, Japan,

                                      D. Sonetti, Modena, Italy,

                                      N. Terenina, Moscow, Russia,

The International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology is a non-profit making organisation which was founded in 1989 in Tihany, Hungary. Its main purpose is to provide a forum for all neuroscientists who are interested in understanding the nervous systems of invertebrate animals. The advanced development of the neurosciences at the dawn of the new millenium would have been impossible without studies of the functional mechanisms of  the nervous systems of invertebrate animals. Regardless of whether researchers use a molecular, genetic, cellular, pharmacological, or behavioral approach for analysis of the nervous system, the Society will provide grounds for discussion at meetings, and encourage interdisciplinary work among members.

One of the most remarkable features of this Society, originally founded in Hungary at a time when scientific societies spanning East and West were rather unusual, is that many of its members come from former Eastern bloc countries. Thus, the Society has the unique opportunity of serving as a truly international organisation bringing together researchers and students from countries all over the world. In order to enable researchers from poorer countries to become members, the annual fee is set at the unusually low rate of USD 10,-- but of course, members from richer countries are kindly asked to make voluntary contributions. In particular, the Society plans to set up a travel fund to enable promising young scientists to attend meetings sponsored or supported by the Society.

The current council and president, elected at a meeting in Tihany in July 1999, is particularly keen to increase the membership in this Society, and a number of changes ranging from having regular meetings in different parts of the world to trying to get reduced rates for relevant scientific journals, are currently under discussion. ISIN membeship is open to scientists or students all over the world, regardless of nation or state, who are engaged in research in any field of invertebrate neuroscience.

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last update: January 22, 2001