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Researchers reveal molecular mechanism underlying Drosophila larval mechanical nociception (2014/11/18)
Latest study from Dr. WANG Zuoren's lab found that PPK26 are selectively expressed in class IV dendritic arborization (da) neurons.This research was published online in Cell Reports on November 6, 2014. This work was mainly carried out by graduate students GUO Yanmeng and WANG Yuping under the supervision of Dr. WANG Zuoren.
The delay period activity in medial prefrontal cortex contributes to learning a working memory task (2014/10/27)
A recent study published on Science demonstrated that the delay period activity in medial prefrontal cortex is critical for learning a working memory task. This work was performed by the researchers in Dr. LI Chengyu’s lab in the Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institute of Biological Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2014 Joint Meeting of the State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience and the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience held in Shanghai (2014/10/16)
On October 8th and 9th, the 2014 Joint Meeting of State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience (SKLN) at ION and State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience (SKLMN) in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was held at the Institute of Neuroscience.
The first Academic Board Meeting of the CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science held in Shanghai (2014/10/11)
On September 27th, the first meeting of the 1st term of Academic Board of CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science was held at ION. Seven members attended this meeting. During the discussion, the board members considered the procedure rational, fair, effective and fully approved the selection results.
The first Council Meeting of the CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science held in Beijing (2014/10/11)
On September 22nd, the first Council Meeting of CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science was held in Beijing, hosted by Prof. Rui-Ming Xu, the head of Bureau of Frontier Sciences and Education, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The council members approved the Center’s constitutions, organization, HR rules, project agreement, funding regulation and the first term of Center’s Academic Board members.
Dr. Xiang Yu was awarded the Shanghai Outstanding Young Scientists Award (2014/10/11)
On September 26th, 2014, Dr. Xiang Yu (Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS) was awarded the Shanghai Outstanding Young Scientists Award (Basic Research) for her research on the activity-dependent neural circuit development.
Researchers reveal emotional valence map in the limbic forebrain (2014/9/22)
Latest study from Dr. HU Hailan’s lab unraveled an emotional valence map in the forebrain. This research was published online in Nature Neuroscience on September 21, 2014. This work was mainly carried out by graduate students XIU Jianbo and ZHANG Qi under the supervision of Dr. HU Hailan.
Dr. Hailan Hu gave an invited talk at the symposium at the Japanese Society for Neuroscience 2014 (2014/9/5)
Dr. Hailan Hu was invited to visit RIKEN brain science institute and attend the symposium at the Japanese Society for Neuroscience 2014 held in Yokoyama during Sept 11-13. She gave a talk entitled “Neural Mechanism of Dominance Hierarchy”.
Dr. Jiulin Du gave an invited talk at the 2014 FEBS-EMBO Conference (2014/9/3)
Dr. Jiulin Du was invited to attend the 2014 FEBS-EMBO Conference held in France during Aug 31 – Sept 03 and gave a talk entitled “Dopaminergic Gating of Visuomotor Transformation via Inhibition”.
5 ION PIs were promoted to Senior Investigators (2014/7/7)
Based on recommendations of the International Academic Review Committee and ION senior investigators, Dr. Mu-Ming Poo, the director of ION, decided to promote Drs. Jiulin Du, Zuoren Wang, Haishan Yao, Xiang Yu, and Jiawei Zhou to ION senior investigators.The other four young investigators, Drs. Shiqing Cai, Leping Cheng, Chengyu Li and Zilong Qiu, also passed their mid-career review and continuously serve as ION investigators (second term) in the next four years.
Dr. Jiulin Du gave invited talks at Japan National Institute of Genetics and the 66th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Cell Biology (2014/6/10)
Dr. Jiulin Du was invited to visit Japan National Institute of Genetics and attend the 66th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Cell Biology during June 09 – 14. He gave talks entitled “Brain vascular development – pruning and growth” and “Neuronal NMDA receptors regulate brain vessel growth via VEGF signaling”, respectively.
The 6th Academic Review of ION PIs and the 7th International Advisory Board Meeting were held in Shanghai (2014/5/29)
During May 26-28, the 6th Academic Review of ION PIs and the 7th International Advisory Board Meeting were held in Shanghai. Nine principal investigators participated in the 6th Academic Review of ION PIs. Dr. Mu-Ming Poo gave the director’s report to the International Advisory Board.
Dr. Jiulin Du gave an invited talk at Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany (2014/3/31)
Dr. Jiulin Du was invited to visit Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany, and gave a talk entitled “Brain vascular development: pruning and growth” during March 26-28, 2014.
Non-apoptotic role of caspase-3 in synapse refinement (2014/3/14)
Dr. LUO Zhenge’s lab reported that caspase-3, the effector protease involved in apoptosis, mediates elimination of AChR clusters. They found that caspase-3 was activated by cholinergic stimulation of cultured muscle cells without inducing cell apoptosis and this activation was prevented by agrin. This work was published online in the journal Developmental Cell on March 13, 2014.
Researchers reveal differential effect of longevity manipulations on aging of nervous system in C. elegans (2014/3/14)
A study from Dr. CAI Shiqing’s lab reported that extension of lifespan does not necessarily delay age-related behavioral deterioration. The study demonstrates that dietary restriction preserves healthy behaviors in aged worms at least partially by sustaining a high 5-HT/DA level, and provides new insights to understand aging of the nervous system.
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