Congratulations to Monica Di Luca, Vice President of the European Brain Council and Past President of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.  On 31st March 2017, Prof Di Luca received from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Mons, in Belgium, the degree “Docteur Honoris Causa” for her research on the brain’s ability to modulate its synaptic activity in the context of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Honoris Causa is an honorary title awarded by UMons to a personality who has made a significant contribution to his or her field of expertise or to a particular institution.

Also awarded the degree honoris causa alongside Prof Di Luca were the Dutch architect Francine Houben , and her compatriot Bert Meijer, a supramolecular chemical expert, as well as the French translator Jean-François Menard, the British economist Robert Skidelsky and the French sociologist Vincent De Gaulejac.