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Our History

Brain Research Society of Finland was founded in 1973 with the aim of advancing the scientific research on the central and peripheral nervous system by bringing together experts from different fields of neuroscience.


The Society organizes Neuroscience Finland events for scientists, and works to improve the collaboration and opportunities for brain research in Finland. The Society is a member of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). Brain Research Society of Finland is also supporting the Declaration of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain.


The BRSF Board Members represent different fields of clinical and basic neurosciences. Board members are elected for a three year term.

Current board members

Pirta Hotulainen,

University of Helsinki,
Minerva Foundation

(Molecular neuroscience)

Tomi Rantamäki,

University of Helsinki, 
Faculty of Pharmacy


Vesa Kiviniemi

University of Oulu &
Oulu University Hospital



Simo Vanni

University of Helsinki
(Clinical neuroscience and neurology)



Satu Palva,

University of Helsinki, Neuroscience Center
(Computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics)




Dan Lindholm
Medicum/Biochemistry and Developmental Biology

P.O. Box 63, 00014 University of Helsinki



Katri Wegelius
Department of Biosciences
P.O. Box 65, 00014 University of Helsinki



Anni-Maija Linden

P.O. Box 63, 00014 University of Helsinki

Tuomas Rauramaa,

Kuopio University Hospital (Neuropathology)


Soila Kuuluvainen,

University of Helsinki, CBRU
(Cognitive neuroscience)

Anne Panhelainen

University of Helsinki,
Institute of Biotechnology (Neurophysiology)


Marc Baumann,

University of Helsinki, Medicum


Mikko Airavaara

University of Helsinki, 
Institute of Biotechnology 

Brain Research Society of Finland

Suomen Aivotutkimusseura ry


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