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The International Society for Serotonin Research is an international association for biomedical scientists who are interested in any aspect of research on serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine). It was founded in 1987 and currently has a membership of around 450 persons worldwide.

Members receive a newsletter twice a year with information on scientific meetings, news of members and any other matters of interest to those working on serotonin.

The ISSR sponsors biennual meetings, generally as satelites to the Congress of the International Union of Pharmacological Societies(IUPHAR) or the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR) . It also gives financial support to assist young scientists to attend these meetings. The ISSR also hosts annual mixers with guest speakers which are held in association with the Society for Neuroscience meeting and one of the meetings of the British Pharmacological Society (usually the Winter meeting).

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Hot off the press...

ACS Chemical Neuroscience Special Issue on Serotonin Research now available. This issue is based on presentations given at the 11th ISSR Meeting: A Serotonin Safari in Hermanus, South Africa, July 2014.

Click here to access this very special issue.


Special Issue 2015



5th Annual ISSR Mixer
The Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

Monday, October 19, 2015, 6-8PM

Highline Bar and Lounge
169 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 

(The Highline is located in the River North area, about a 20 min walk or 5 min cab ride from the SfN meeting headquarter hotels –the Hyatt Regency and the Fairmont Chicago. The Highline is also an easy ride on the CTA Loop ‘L’ Green Line from McCormick Place Convention Center.)

We are very pleased to announce that ACS Chemical Neuroscience is sponsoring this gathering to celebrate the special issue highlighting the ISSR 2014 meeting. Please join us for great food, wine et al., and plenty of “mixing” in the relaxing atmosphere of this sleek, modern, and comfortable establishment. The cost is $10 per person (payable in cash at the door) and will include appetizers, two drink tickets, and of course a rather delightful stand-up routine by a surprise guest. 

Space is limited, so please register for the mixer by sending an email to Dr. Kelly Berg  ( to secure your place.  

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact Kelly.

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12th International Society for Serotonin Research Meeting:
Serotonin in Seattle
The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA
July 24-27, 2016


NIDA Travel Award Applications- submission Deadline: December 11, 2015
See the 2016 Travel Awards (here) for details on eligibility, application requirements and guidelines.  Recipients will be notified in early January, 2016.

2016 Meeting Website – registration and abstract submission opens early January, 2016
Early Bird registration deadline: April 1, 2016

Abstract submission - short oral presentations- Deadline: February 12, 2016 Notification of acceptance by March 1, 2016
Note: abstracts accepted for short talks will also be programmed as a poster presentation

Abstract submission –for poster presentation only- Deadline: April 1, 2016

Questions? Please contact Dr. John Neumaier, Chair, 2016 Organizing Committee,

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