SfN-SG Newsletter Issue 89 | 22 Jun 2021 | Hoki Fung, Editor
Featured Article
"Neuropsychiatric manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been increasingly recognized. However, the pathophysiology of COVID-19 in the central nervous system remains unclear. Brain organoid models derived from human pluripotent stem cells are potentially useful for the study of complex physiological and pathological processes associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)."

In this review paper, researchers from SingHealth, NNI, and Duke-NUS identified brain organoid studies that provided insight into the neurotropic properties of SARS-CoV-2. Read the full review article >>

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Neuroscience Researchers in Singapore
"As a Research Fellow with the the National Neuroscience Institute Dementia Programme, my work involves understanding how lifestyle risk factors, cerebrovascular disease, fluid biomarkers and brain changes influence the onset and progression of dementia.

Some of my recent work has involved examining the influence of cerebrovascular white matter disease and the interaction between amyloid-beta and tau pathology on brain structure and cognition in mild cognitive impairment and young-onset dementia.

Under the guidance of my PI, Dr. Nagaendran Kandiah, I am now delving into exploring how certain blood-based and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers relate to neuroimaging changes and could help differentiate Alzheimer’s disease dementia from other forms of dementia.
I was also recently selected for the Google Research Innovators Program, through which I hope to develop and implement machine learning methods for dementia prediction and progression! There is so much that needs to be unearthed in the field of dementia and that drives me every day!"
- Ashwati Vipin, PhD, Research Fellow at NNI | Email  LinkedIn  GoogleScholar
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Job Opportunities
Multiple (Senior) Research Fellow Positions Available at NTU

The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is seeking 1) one full-time research fellow in Neuroimaging and Cognition, 2) one full-time research fellow in Neuroimaging and MRI Pulse Sequence, and 3) one full-time Senior Research Fellow to manage and coordinate research activities focusing on cognitive flexibility and learning, and training-related brain changes among adults and adolescents. These positions will be co-supervised by professors from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the University of Cambridge.

View the detailed adverts on the SfN website >> 
Research Assistant/Associate Position at NTU LKCMedicine

The NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine invites applications for a research assistant/associate (as per qualification) position in the Centre for Population Health Sciences to work on a collaborative project between LKC MED, NCID, and NNI that investigates the long-term cognitive outcomes in patients recovering from COVID-19.

View the detailed advert on the SfN website >> 
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Machine Learning and Brain Imaging at National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a research fellow position (post-doctoral fellowship) in the Multimodal Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Laboratory (MNNDL), Center for Sleep and Cognition and Center for Translational Magnetic Resonance, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

View the detailed advert on the SfN website >> 
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke-NUS Medical School

The laboratory of Dr. Mian Cao in the Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (NBD) Program at Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (Duke-NUS) in Singapore has one position opening for NRF-NUS postdoctoral fellowship (2-year). The lab is looking for young scientists with strong enthusiasm and interest in neurodegeneration research, particularly in molecular and cellular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease.

View the detailed advert on the SfN website >> 
More Job Opportunities
If you know of any collaboration/job opportunities that you would like to share with other neuroscience researchers in Singapore, send us the details!
Recruitment of Research Participants
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.

For more information >>
The PEBBLE Study: Understanding Bilingual and Biliteracy Development

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.

For more information >>
Neuroscience Events
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!

As always, if you are aware of any new events, kindly forward them to <>.

Please see the list of upcoming events below. Newly added events are in green.
Local Events
12-1 pm

CSC Seminar Series

Talk: Objective daytime napping and neurodegeneration- a bi-directional relationship

Presenter: Asst. Prof. Yue Leng (UCSF)

Host: Prof. Michael Chee (NUS)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 814 4618 6479; Password: 967523)

1-2 pm

CSC Seminar Series

Talk: Aducanumab for Alzheimers : Advance or Apocalypse?

Presenter: Dr. Christopher Chen (NUS)

Host: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Yeo (NUS)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 267 6662 854)

8:45am - 12pm

Neuroscience Nursing Seminar

The Commons of Uncommon in Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Nursing Seminar is held annually and organised by nursing staff from the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), Singapore.

Program: Link

Registration: Link

Fee: SGD 10 (Inclusive of GST)

International Events

Happening this week!

21 - 25 Jun 2021 | Different Time Zone Tracks Available | Virtual

2021 OHBM Annual Meeting

"The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is excited to launch an engaging and interactive new approach to the virtual 2021 OHBM Annual Meeting and Educational Courses! The 27th Annual Meeting and Educational Courses of OHBM 2021 will take place over two separate one-week periods beginning on Sunday, May 30th – Friday, June 4th with the Educational Courses and followed by the Annual Meeting to be held Monday, June 21st – Friday, June 25th. You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a memorable and “unconventional convention” full of cutting edge science, education, and networking like you’ve never experienced it before, all put in motion for the human brain mapping community."

Event details and Registration >>

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