Includes Reports For:

  • British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN)
  • Chinese Neuroendocrine Group
  • Hungarian Neuroendocrine Group
  • Hypothalamic Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology Australasia (HNNA)
  • Indian Neuroendocrine Group
  • International Regulatory Peptide Society (IRPS)
  • Japan Neuroendocrine Society
  • Korean Neuroendocrine Group
  • Pan American Neuroendocrine Society
  • Polish Society for Neuroendocrinology
  • Société de Neuroendocrinologie (SNE)


Zane B Andrews

[email protected]

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Department of Physiology, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia. Twitter – @hnna_hormones


Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Bearsden Rd, Glasgow, G61 1QH
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 5795
Website –
Twitter – @bsneuroendo

This is a warm hello from us Brits, as we continue to cling on to a wet and windy rock in the North Sea, even during these most surreal times of lockdown. I think you’ll agree that now, of all times, it is more important than ever that we all stick together. For our part, the British Society for Neuroendocrinology commits to continuing our strong support for the international neuroendocrine community through this challenging period; through the Journal of Neuroendocrinology, international symposium support as well as our efforts in planning the next ICN meeting in Glasgow in 2022.

Locally, we have been speaking to our members about the difficulties they are facing at work and what support would be most helpful. We have started work on an early career researcher hub that will include a series of online seminars due to start in May 2020 as well as a mentoring scheme. We are also considering how we can best support members facing particularly difficult financial and personal issues as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Please do sign up to the BSN Newsletter to hear about the support we will be offering in the coming months.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for the upcoming Journal of Neuroendocrinology Special Issue from the 13th World Congress on Neurohypophysial Hormones in Ein Gedi, Israel in April 2019 – a meeting on the latest advances in the field of the neurohypophysial peptide hormones oxytocin and arginine-vasopressin. The Special Issue features two reviews, one on past and recent advances in the neurophysiology of magnocellular neuroendocrine cells and the other on the physiological role of oxytocin in the regulation of energy balance, and nine original research papers based on work presented at the World Congress. Full Special Issue will be published in April 2020.

Stay in touch, stay safe and we’ll see each other on the other side.

Best wishes,

Dr Giles Yeo, University of Cambridge
British Society for Neuroendocrinology

Neuroendocrinology Briefings

Topical articles produced by the BSN with the aim of promoting awareness and interest in research into neuroendocrine problems from final undergraduate level upwards.
The style of the briefings will appeal to both non-specialist and specialist readers.

Chinese Neuroendocrine Group


Xuequn Chen

[email protected]

Division of Physiology and Neurobiology, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China.

On the eve of the 2020 Chinese Spring Festival, a ‘new coronavirus’ totally disrupted our festive atmosphere. Our familiar life was put on the ‘pause button’, the disease shrouded the sky with dark clouds … Everything related to life was, however, strongly accelerated.

Faced with the devastation suffered by the Hubei province and the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic throughout China, the Chinese nation once again demonstrates its unique unity and national cohesion. The ‘great love spirit’ of collectivism is impressive, people marvel at its strong power: well organized and concentrated on the big issues. Each individual seriously examined the need to properly handle the interests of the individual, the collective and the state.

All neuroendocrinologists in China have kept on working in hospitals to treat patients, meanwhile actively educating the general public with the knowledge of neuroendocrine diseases or of the new coronavirus. Basic researchers in the field of neuroendocrinology and postgraduate students constructively followed the requirements of the government, studied at home, meanwhile actively spreading the knowledge related to prevention and treatment of the new coronavirus via the internet.

At present, China has achieved a stable first stage success in overcoming the epidemic. This result is based upon the sacrifice of the people of Hubei China, and the dedication of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers in the front line. Everyone in China insisted on staying at home to reduce going out and had electronic meetings if necessary. In addition, people wear masks outside to protect oneself and others. Almost all neuroendocrinologists have now returned to work for clinical and/or scientific research, and graduate students are gradually returning to the laboratories as planned.

We see that many foreign countries are still fighting the epidemic. We are willing to offer our knowledge, help, and most sincere blessings and good wishes and provide here a Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment.

May we all be well; may the epidemic end, and all of us reunite happy and healthy.

Best Regards
Aimin Bao and Xuequn Chen
Zhejiang University, School of Medicine

Hungarian Neuroendocrine Section


Erik Hrabovszky 
Reproductive Neurobiology Research Group
Institute of Experimental Medicine
43 Szigony St.
1083 Budapest 
Tel: +36-1-210-9400/366

Indian Group


Senthilkumaran Balasubramanian

[email protected]

Professor, DBT-TATA Fellow, Department of Animal Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, P O Central University, Gachibowli HYDERABAD 500 046, India.

President, IOC2026 LOC Chair

Hiroshi, Arima

[email protected]

Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine,

65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan


IOC2016 LOC Secretary General

Shintaro, Iwama

[email protected]

Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine,

65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan


International and Public Relations Affairs

Yoichi, Ueta

[email protected]

President, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-1 Iseigaoka,

Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 807-8555, Japan

Korean Neuroendocrine Study Group


Dr. Jae Young Seong
[email protected]
Korea University, Graduate School of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul 136-705, Republic of Korea

Latin America Region


María Julia Cambiasso

[email protected]

Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Instituto de Investigación Médica M y M Ferreyra, INIMEC CONICET-UNC, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), Córdoba – Argentina.


Mike Lehman Kent State University, USA.

As we are in a time of unprecedented uncertainty, I do hope that you are all managing the increased levels of stress and anxiety in our daily lives. I was hoping to see many of you at some of the upcoming scientific meetings, but as we all know by now, everything has been cancelled or postponed while we deal with much more pressing issues.

Remember that this will eventually be resolved, and it is worth sitting back and considering our priorities going forward. I am pleased to be able to give you our PANS Newsletters which you may not have read yet. We have some wonderful pieces in these editions and I do hope that you will enjoy reading through the perspectives while “sheltering-in-place”.

If you want to learn more about PANS, please visit our website.

I encourage you to tell all of your colleagues about our society, as we begin our membership drive.

I am in solidarity with all of you hoping that this pandemic passes quickly and our amazing scientific colleagues come up with a vaccine to protect the worlds’ population from further detriment.

It is overwhelming at the moment, so stay safe and take comfort in the abilities of the healthcare and scientific community in all of our countries.

Denise Belsham
PANS President


Prof. Muhammad Shahab,

Lab of Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

E-mail: s[email protected]


Pakistan Neuroendocrine Group (PNG) was established in 2006 with a view to provide a platform for Pakistani graduate students, postdocs, basic and clinical faculty working in different domains of neuroendocrinology, for professional interactions. With the efforts of Prof. Dr. Tony Plant the PNG was affiliated with the International Neuroendocrine Federation (INF). The founding President of the PNG was Prof. Dr. M. Arslan (Quaid-i-Azam University) while Prof. Dr. Arif Siddiqui (Aga Khan University) and Prof. Dr. Sarwat Jahan (Quaid-i-Azam University) served as subsequent presidents. The Group is being reorganized currently and a temporary organizing committee of the Group consists of the following members:

  1. Dr. M. Shahab (Lab of Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan: [email protected])
  2. Dr. Irfan Zia Qureshi (Lab of Animal Physiology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan: [email protected])
  3. Dr. Sarwat Jahan (Lab of Reproductive Physiology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan: [email protected])
  4. Dr. Fazal Wahab (Department of Biomedical Sciences, Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Mang, Haripur, KPK, Pakistan: [email protected])
  5. Dr. Ayyaz Ahmed (Department of Physiology, Mohi ud Din Islamic Medical College, Mir Pur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir: [email protected]).


The PNG has embarked on a vigorous membership drive and it is expected before the end of the year regular and elected office bearers will be in place.

Link to the PNG:

Polish Society for Neuroenodocrinology


Alina Gajewska

[email protected]

Department of Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jablonnan. Warsaw, Poland.


Youssef Anouar

INSERM U.1239, Différenciation et Communication Neuronale et Neuroendocrine, 25 rue Lucien Tesnière, 76821


Tel : +33 02 35 14 66 61 

[email protected]


Ayar, Ahmet

Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, Head of Department of Physiology, TR-61080, Trabzon-Turkey.

[email protected]

Tel: +90 462 377 77 07
Mobile: +90 533 761 9970

Website –