Society News & Member Announcements


Elections: IBANGS Executive Committee

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Nominations are requested for two positions:
President-Elect and Member-At-Large
Nominations deadline February 28 at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (22:00 UTC)
Please send nominations to the IBANGS Secretary: Iiris Hovatta at


IBANGS Facebook Page Launch 

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Check out our new facebook page and give us a "like"


Postdoctoral Positions Available

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The Ben-Shahar lab at Washington University in St. Louis is searching for postdoctoral fellows. Studies are in animal behavior from mechanistic and evolutionary perspectives by using fruit flies, bees, and other insects. These funded positions are ideal for recent PhDs, who are interested in studying mechanisms of behavior at the cellular, and molecular levels. Additional information can be found here: Interested individuals should contact Yehuda Ben-Shahar at


IBANGS Investigator Awardees 2018

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Congratulations to this year’s Young and Distinguished Investigator IBANGS Award recipients!
Young Investigator Award-  Dr. Karla Kaun, Brown University and Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski,
Jackson Laboratory, Distinguished Investigator Award- Dr. Rainer Spanagel, University of Heidelberg


PhD student opportunity in alcohol and stress

“Longitudinal study on the effect of alcohol and stress on prefrontal cortex activity 
and cognitive performance in undergraduate students” 

Click here for details


Contact Dr Maria Cordero


PhD student opportunity in Autism research

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Contact Dr. Susanna Pietropaolo: 


 Book launch

"Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for
Behavioral and Neural Research"
edited by Robert T. Gerlai

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IBANGS is now a partner of the Dana Alliance Brain Initiative

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We're excited to be a part of the DANA outreach team! The BAW event is
March 12-18, 2018. Check back here for updates.



 IBANGS is moving to New England!

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IBANGS will be moving to the Boston, MA. area in January, 2018. We're looking 
forward to being a part of the amazing scientific environment and the
non-profit community of New England.




BMI meeting

 Brain Institute Symposia at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 14-15, 2018



Join us for the 20th Annual Genes, Brain & Behavior Meeting in Rochester, Minnesota, May 17-21, 2018.


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Measuring Behavior Conference, Manchester UK, June 6-8, 2018



 IBNS meeting 2018

IBNS, Boca Raton, Flordia, US. June 27-July 2, 2018



Fens forum 2018

FENS Forum, Berlin, Germany July 7-11, 2018