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Dear ISN Community,

ISN is suffering from a terrible loss as our President and good friend Professor Kazuhiro Ikenaka has finally lost his fight against cancer and has passed away.

ISN has not only lost a visionary President, a longtime dedicated ISN member and a brilliant neurochemist.  We have all lost a kind and insightful friend who has served as a mentor to many and as a much needed and selfless bridge in many times of need.  As a colleague and friend, we especially remember and will miss his humor, his thoughtful ideas and his guidance. We will miss Kaz and his advice sadly.

We have begun planning a commemoration to remember and honor Kaz at the next biennial meeting of ISN being held at Montreal in August 2019.  We will celebrate his mentorship, his scientific achievements and all the exceptional work that he has done for ISN and the entire worldwide neurochemistry community.

For ISN, the ISN Council and the ISN membership, we have expressed our great sorrow, our deepest feelings and our sympathy to his wife, Yumiko, and his family. We will sorely miss Kaz as friend, mentor and leader.

ISN will be officially represented till the ISN-ASN Meeting 2019 in Montreal by Past-ISN President, Monica Carson, who has been appointed by ISN Council as Interim ISN President. This will ensure continuation in our procedures and current projects and in our plans for the future.

Please send your correspondence to, we will ensure your message is passed on to his family.

Monica Carson, Interim ISN President

Ralf Dringen, ISN Secretary

Flávia Gomes, ISN Treasurer