About Saint Petersburg

Saint Peterburg is a unique treasure-house of world culture, architecture and history. Saint Petersburg is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of the Neva River. Situated at the intersection of sea, river and overland routes, Saint Petersburg is Russia’s “Gateway to Europe”. Saint Petersburg is the 2nd largest Russian megapolis with 4,8 million people living here. It is the largest northern city on the planet.

Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 by the first and the most famous Russian Emperor Peter the Great and for 214 years it had been the capital of the Russian Empire. All 13 Russian Emperors of the Romanov dynasty are now buried in the burial-vault of the Peter-and-Paul Fortress.

Saint Petersburg was built as an architectural state of the art city by famous European architects, especially Italian and French, who built on the picturesque banks of the Neva River a brilliant constellation of palaces, cathedrals, parks and splendid buildings in baroque, rococo and classical style.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg!




Dear neurochemistry friends and colleagues!

on behalf of the European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN) I am privileged to invite you to attend the 24th Biennial Meeting of our Society and 8th Conference on «Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Regulation in the Nervous System» to be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia in May 2022. Originally this meeting was scheduled for May 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed our plans and we had to postpone it for one year. Despite these difficulties, an outstanding Scientific Programme was prepared awaiting your participation. We hope that we can meet in person at this meeting to enjoy the science, seeing you, our friends and colleagues, and visit the attractions of the fantastic city of Saint Petersburg.

In 2021 we were celebrating the 45th anniversary of our Society, which was founded in 1976 with the main objectives to advance Neurochemistry for the public benefit and to promote its development. Since its foundation, ESN has broadened its scope and now embraces members from numerous countries around the globe becoming a strong and effective learned Society. ESN supports young scientists and has established a Young Scientist Steering Committee (YSSC) which aims to bring together young scientists working in the neurochemistry field in Europe and beyond. In May 2021, the ESN YSSC organized the 1st ESN Virtual Conference “Future perspectives for European neurochemistry – a young scientist’s conference” which was a great success. Following the success of the initiative commenced at the Tartu meeting in 2015 and continued at the joint ISN-ESN meeting 2017 in Paris, and the Milan meeting 2019, ESN will provide young ESN members with a platform to present their exciting research results at Young Member Symposia (YMS) during the meeting in Saint Petersburg. There also will be the Young Scientist Lectureship Award (YSLA) presentations at the meeting and ESN members are welcome to nominate candidates for these lectures. The Calls for the YMS and YSLA can be found at the ESN (https://neurochemsoc.eu/) and the meeting website.

The Scientific Programme of the meeting (preliminary) is now available on the meeting website. We are sure that you will find the Programme both interesting and inclusive for presentation of your work at the poster sessions. Please register to the meeting and join us in Saint Petersburg in May 2022!

Prof Johannes Hirrlinger (Germany)
President of the European Society for Neurochemistry


Dear colleagues, dear friends!

On October 1, 2021, we start registration for the 24th Biennial Meeting of the European Society for Neurochemistry and 8th Conference on “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Regulation in the Nervous System”, and that means that very soon, on May 22, 2022, we will meet the participants in Saint Petersburg and discuss a wide range of neurochemistry topics.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I am happy to welcome you to the Conference website and invite you to attend the Meeting.

We believe that we can offer you not only an intense and interesting scientific program and social events, but also an unforgettable experience of visiting our beautiful city of St. Petersburg.

The organizers of the conference will do all their best to make the upcoming Conference a real festival of scientific communication and social interaction for all participants. I cordially welcome you to the conference and to the city of Saint Petersburg.

Michael Firsov, PhD, D.Sc.
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee,
Director of Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry,
Russian Academy of Sciences
Saint Petersburg, Russia



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