By George Zhang Wei et al.
Published on 06 Jul 2021 in PNAS
"While the effects of gut microbes on brain development and function have been described, the mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this week's featured article, researchers from Nanyang Technological University and National Neuroscience Institute, along with their international collaborators, demonstrate that indole – a tryptophan metabolite produced by tryptophanase-expressing gut microbes – elicits neurogenic effects in the adult mouse hippocampus." Read the full article >>
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Neuroscience Researchers in Singapore
Stijn Massar, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at NUS
"I'm a cognitive neuroscientist with a background in work psychology, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Sleep and Cognition Laboratory (PI: Michael Chee) at the National University of Singapore.
My main research interests are in human performance under fatigue, sleep deprivation and stress. I have a special interest in how these areas interact with motivation and effort allocation.
I study these topics through a variety of techniques including behavioral experiments and techniques such as behavioral modelling, pupillometry, and neuroimaging.
Furthermore, I am interested in methods and techniques to improve sleep in the wider population."
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🆕 Research Assistant/Associate, Jun Nishiyama Lab, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
A research assistant/associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jun Nishiyama. His research work focuses on understanding synaptic function and dysfunction in psychiatric disorders using a variety of cutting-edge molecular, genome-editing, and optical techniques.
🆕 Research Assistant, Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory, Duke-NUS Medical School (Singapore)
The Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory studies the effects of sleep and circadian rhythms on human performance and physiology. The research assistant will assist in running research study protocols, including studies on the effects of sleep behavior on learning, wellbeing, and physiologic responses.
Research Assistant Position in Psychology and Neuroscience at Nanyang Technological University
The School of Social Sciences at NTU is looking for a candidate to join them as a Research Assistant. He or she will be an integral member of a research lab that advances research in understanding the neurocognitive processes underlying the belief in deceptive information.
Research Assistant Position in Neurobiology of Memory and Neurodegeneration at Duke-NUS Medical School
The Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders Program at Duke-NUS Medical School seeks to appoint a Research Assistant with a background in protein biochemistry and/or molecular neuroscience.
The project is a collaboration between the Claridge-Chang lab at Duke-NUS Medical School and the Manser lab at IMCB, A*STAR. Research duties will primarily involve the creation of tissue culture models and BioID constructs.
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Resources: Recordings from Brain Connectivity Workshop 2021 are now available!
This year's Brain Connectivity Workshop was held in May and took on the theme of "What does the mind think of the brain?". Talks in the workshop focus on consciousness and cognition, looking at the tripartite relationship between anatomical connectivity, brain dynamics and cognitive function.
Subject Recruitment: An fMRI Investigation of Hot and Cool Executive Functions in Adults with ADHD
The Clinical Brain Lab at NTU is recruiting individuals aged 21 to 40 who are clinically diagnosed with ADHD to participate in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study that aims to identity the neural correlates of social reward processing. The study will take place at NUS.
The PEBBLE Study at NTU/NIE is recruiting bilingual children aged 7 to 8 to participate in a study that aims to understand bilingual and biliteracy development. Children will complete a series of computerized language tasks at home or at NTU/NIE.
We would like to say a huge "Thank you!" to everyone who had informed us of any neuroscience events happening locally and internationally. Without you, we would not be able to share these events with over 450 subscribers!
"We are pleased to invite you to take part in the 7th Congress of the Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AsCNP) that will be held as a Virtual Congress hosted from Singapore from October 22-23, 2021. The theme of the congress is “Advances in Neuropsychopharmacology: Spotlights on progress and beacons to the future."
Organized by Aaron Gitler from Stanford University and Zilong Qiu from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Neuro Zoom inivites two speakers each week to talk about their research. Viewers can join via zoom or watch the talks on their YouTube live channel. The next talks will be on July 20 by Pascal Kaeser from Harvard Medical School and Zhiping Pang from Rutgers University.
The International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) and the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) will be hosting the ISN-APSN Behavioural School 2021 on Dec 9-10, 2021 virtually. Application will start on July 15, 2021 and close on Sep 14, 2021. Students who are interested to attend are encouraged to apply early. Bursary for ISN-APSN school is available for qualifying students.
The 16th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry is going will take place on Dec 13-14, 2021. Abstract submission will open on July 15, 2021 and close on Sep 14, 2021. There will be awards and prizes to be won. Bursary for conference is available for qualifying students.
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