18-Jun (Sun) 19-Jun (Mon) 20-Jun (Tue) 21-Jun (Wed)
At LKCMedicine Novena Campus At MBS At MBS At MBS At MBS At MBS At MBS At MBS At MBS At MBS At MBS
8:30 Opening Remarks
9:00 APSN Council Meeting at
LKCMedicine Novena Campus
Plenary (Prof. Paul Matthews) The ISN Lecture
Plenary (Prof. Hideyuki Okano)
Plenary (Prof. Su-Chun Zhang)
10:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:30 The ISN Special Symposium Symposium 4 Symposium 5 Symposium 6 YIC 1 YIC 2 YIC 3
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Registration Lunch
13:30 Neuroscience Singapore
(Kah Leong Lim)
APSN Business
Symposium 7 Symposium 8 Symposium 9
14:00 APSN Event for Young
(Hybrid) at LKCMedicine Novena Campus
ISN event
(Lindy Rae)
(YS Chan)
14:30 Workshop/YIC 1 Workshop/YIC 2 Workshop/YIC 3
15:00 Symposium 1 Symposium 2 Symposium 3
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Symposium 10 Symposium 11
17:00 Oral Oral Oral
18:00 Closing Remarks
18:30 Banquet
19:00 Welcome
Title Chair Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Speaker 5
Plenary (June 19) TBA Kah Leong Lim
(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Paul Matthews
(Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
Plenary (June 20) TBA YS Chan
(University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Hideyuki Okano
(Keio University, Japan)
Plenary (June 21) TBA Hongyan Wang
(Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)
Su-Chun Zhang
(Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)
The ISN Special Symposium RNA metabolism in neurodegenerative disease Aaron Gitler (Stanford University, USA) Aaron Gitler (Stanford University, USA) Magdalini Polymenidou (University of Zurich, Switzerland) James Shorter (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Don Cleveland (University of California San Diego, USA)
Symposium 1 Mechanisms and Role of Dendritic Organelle and Membrane Trafficking in Synaptic Plasticity Victor Anggono (The University of Queensland, Australia) Anja Konietzny (Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, Germany) Deepak Nair (Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, India) Kwok-On Lai (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) Victor Anggono (University of California San Diego, USA)
Symposium 2 Neural Circuits and Dynamics Underlying Sensorimotor and Cognitive Functions Wing Ho Yung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) Bernd Kuhn (Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Graduate University, Japan) Ya Ke (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) Hiroshi Makino (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Ying-Shing Chan (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Symposium 3 Mechanisms of brain development in health and disease Shen-Ju Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) Shen-Ju Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) Vincenzo De Paola (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore) Goichi Miyoshi (Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan) Yung-Shu Kuan (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Symposium 4 Endogenous regeneration and repair in the adult central nervous system Juan Song (University of North Carolina,USA) Juan Song (University of North Carolina,USA) Hwai-Jong Cheng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) Xiangdong Fu (UCSD, USA) Chun-Li Zhang (UT Southwestern, USA)
Symposium 5 Drosophila systems for modelling brain development and neurological disease Leonie Quinn (Australian National University, Australia) Greg Neely (SydneyUniversity, Australia) Adam Claridge-Chang (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore) Wen yu Wen (Fudan University, China) Leonie Quinn (Australian National University, Australia)
Symposium 6 From Synapses to Behaviour: How early life experiences shape plasticity, memory and behaviour in adolescence and adulthood. Sreedharan Sajikumar (National University of Singapore, Singapore) Yasunori Hayashi (Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan) Jee Hyun Kim (Deakin University, Australia) Sreedharan Sajikumar (National University of Singapore, Singapore) James Clement Chelliah (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India)
Symposium 7 Control of Neuroinflammation and Myelin Health by Lipid Signalling Molecules Anthony Don (The University of Sydney, Australia) Silver David (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore) Junhua Xiao (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) Nam Long Nguyen (National University of Singapore, Singapore) Anthony Don (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Symposium 8 Epigenetic regulation of neurons and brain function Chenchen Song (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Lee Wei Lim (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) Anthony Hannan (University of Melbourne, Australia) Ki-Jun Yoon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea) Judy Sng (National University of Singapore, Singapore) Lee Wei Lim (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Symposium 9 Pathogenic mechanisms, novel therapeutic targets and drug development in ALS Shuo-Chien Ling (NUS, Singapore) Yun-Ru Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) Shi-Yan Ng (IMCB, Singapore) Yijuang Chern (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) Shuo-Chien Ling (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Symposium 10 Primary cilia in cell signalling and neuronal function Xuecai Ge (University of California, USA) Sheu Shu-Hsien (Janelia Research Campus, USA) Suzanne Pfeffer (Stanford University, USA) Sarah Goetz (Duke University, USA) Xuecai Ge (University of California, USA)
Symposium 11 Brain Organoids Alfred Sun (Duke-NUS, Singapore) Cedric Bardy (Flinders University, Australia) Li Zeng (NNI, Singapore) Yuxin Liu (NUS, Singapore) Alfred Sun (Duke-NUS, Singapore)
Workshop/YIC 1 Cutting-Edge Technology of Stem Cell Applications Michael Ling John Mason Michael Ling Daisy Shum Woong Sun Wai Hon Chooi (Singapore)
Workshop/YIC 2 Frontiers in Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases Kensuke Ikenaka Fengwei Yu Kensuke Ikenaka Jacque Ip Cao Mian Chih Hung Lo (Singapore)
Workshop/YIC 3 Energy Homeostasis Yu Fu Xue Tian Loh Ken Fu Yu Mathuru Ajay Yuuki Fujiwara (Japan)
YIC 1 ST Dheen (NUS, Singapore) Jialiu Zeng (Singapore) Ximeng Yang (Japan) Yoshihisa Koyama (Japan) Jia Hui Wong (Singapore) Yoshinori Otani (Japan)
YIC 2 Judy Sng (NUS, SIngapore) Yichi Su (China) Stanislav Ott (Singapore) Asmaa Abdullah (Japan) Toma Adachi (Japan) Yee Jie Yeap (Singapore)
YIC 3 Mitchell Lai (NUS, Singapore) Hiroshi Kuniishi (Japan) Lin Kooi Ong (Australia) Lili Quan (Japan) Samara Brown (Australia) Hanafi Damanhuri (Malaysia)
YIC 3 Akio Wanaka (Japan) Christine Cheung (Singapore) Jacue Pak Kan Ip (Hong Kong)

Young Investigator Colloquiums (YIC)


  • Asmaa Abdullah (Japan) - Abnormal development of cortex and behavior induced by deficit of fucosylation of glycan

  • Chih Hung Lo (Singapore) - Adenosine A2A receptor signaling in astrocytes contributes to multiple sclerosis progression (workshop 2)

  • Hanafi Damanhuri (Malaysia) - Changes in the Brain structure and functions in menopausal rat model and its association with the cognitive performance

  • Hiroshi Kuniishi (Japan) - Adolescent social isolation induces pathway-selective functional changes in the medial and lateral orbitofrontal- amygdala circuits.

  • Jia Hui Wong (Singapore) - Mitochondrial complex-I: A potential target for evaluation of mitochondrial targeted therapeutics in AD?

  • Jialiu Zeng (Singapore) - Investigating the role of lysosomal acidification in alpha synuclein induced Parkinson’s disease models using acidic nanoparticles

  • Lili Quan (Japan) - Targeting heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein U in astrocytes to restore central nervous system impairment

  • Lin Kooi Ong (Australia) - Remote hippocampal cerebrovascular dysregulation and cognitive impairment after cortical photothrombotic stroke

  • Samara Brown (Australia) - Subgroup specific alterations in the kynurenine pathway in the anterior cingulate cortex in major depressive disorder

  • Stanislav Ott (Singapore) - Optogenetic inhibition with kalium channelrhodopsins

  • Toma Adachi (Japan) - Function of transcription factor Meis1 in the differentiation of Bergmann glia from astroglial progenitor

  • Wai Hon Chooi (Singapore) - Defined Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Organoid Derivation, Maturation, and Modeling of Spinal Cord Diseases (workshop 1)

  • Ximeng Yang (Japan) - Long-distance axonal regeneration in the brain recovers memory deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

  • Yee Jie Yeap (Singapore) - Unravelling the role of BACE2 in a human cerebral organoid model of Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • Yichi Su (China) - Bioluminescent reporters for noninvasive longitudinal imaging of kinase inhibitor pharmacodynamics in the brain

  • Yoshihisa Koyama (Japan) - Analysis of the pathogenesis of vertigo associated with autoimmune diseases

  • Yoshinori Otani (Japan) - Alteration of neural activity in the layer V pyramidal neuron of prelimbic cortex in ASD model mice.

  • Yuuki Fujiwara (Japan) - Novel proteolytic pathway in lysosomes required for neuromuscular homeostasis (workshop 3 if "Enegy Homeostasis" goes to workshop)

  • Akio Wanaka (Japan) - Discovery of a long-hidden role of dermal macrophages in pain sensation (It started from serendipitous behavioral observation)

  • Christine Cheung (Singapore) - A scientist's perspective: Bridging the gap between lab work and the clinical world through researcher-clinician collaborations

  • Jacue Pak Kan Ip (Hong Kong) - Roads to publication: Every journey is different