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About ANA

Welcome to the homepage of the Austrian Neuroscience Association (ANA)!


The Austrian Neuroscience Association (ANA, Österreic

hische Gesellschaft für Neurowissenschaften, ÖGN) was founded in 1993 for the advancement and public representation of the neurosciences in Austria. The first ANA president was Friedrich Barth (University of Vienna). All physical persons pursuing or having completed academic degrees may become ordinary members. Upon the founding of FENS, ANA was appointed its Ausrian national member.


We invite all ANA members to participate in the a contest for new pictures for the ANA homepage. The prize is free registration at the ANA Meeting 2017!




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The ANA is a member of the FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) and member of the VWGÖ (Verband der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften Österreichs,). ANA promotes neuroscience activities in Austria and organizes the Biennial National ANA Meeting.

ANA activities include:

    • organizing the biennial ANA Meeting
    • awarding the biennial OTTO-LOEWI Prize
    • organizing activities for the international annual BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK
    • contributing to European Neuroscience as a member of FENS
    • representing the Austrian neuroscience community in the VWGÖ (Verband der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften Österreichs)
    • setting activities to foster research in general and neuroscience in particular in Austria
    • informing ANA members on upcoming Meetings, lectures, and other activities by e.g. the electronic ANA newsletter
    • providing an overview on neuroscientific research in Austria (Neuroscience in Österreich)


Benefits for ANA members include:

    • reduced registration fee at ANA Meetings
    • reduced registration fee at FENS Meetings
    • travel grants for National and International Neuroscience Meetings
    • travel grants for FENS Schools and Course
    • FENS privileges, such as free access to the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN)
    • abstract slots for participation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)