SfN-SG Newsletter Issue 93 | 20 Jul 2021 | Hoki Fung, Editor
Featured Article
Distinct network topology in Alzheimer’s disease and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia

By Adeline Su Lyn Ng, Juan Wang, Kwun Kei Ng et al.
Published on 06 Jan 2021 in Alz Res Therapy
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) are characterized by distinct anatomical and functional disruptions within the default mode and salience networks, respectively. However, it is unclear if inter-network relationships and whole-brain network topology are also altered in these dementia subtypes. In this week's featured article, researchers from NNI, Duke-NUS, and YLL School of Medicine report their findings of a fMRI study that set out to answer these research questions. Read the full article >>
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Neuroscience Researchers in Singapore
"I am a research assistant for the Sleep and Cognition Laboratory (PI: Prof. Michael Chee) at the National University of Singapore.

At the SCL, we study the impact of degraded or restricted sleep on cognitive performance, well-being and health-span with neuropsychological tests, neuroimaging, and wearables.

I am an aspiring clinical psychologist and particularly interested in understanding how sleep might improve mental health outcomes.
I am involved in various large scale and longitudinal projects loooking at the relationship between sleep and various health outcomes. I help recruit participants, administer experimental protocols, and process PSG data.

Outside of the science world, it is safe to say that I am an adrenaline junkie. I like to travel and try all sorts of activities!"

- Teo Teck Boon, Research Assistant at NUS | Email  LinkedIn  Website
Send us your bio (100-150 words) to get featured in the SfN-SG newsletter! We welcome submissions from researchers at all career stages!
Job Opportunities
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.

View the detailed advert on the SfN website >> 
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.

View the detailed advert on the SfN website >> 

Multiple (Senior) Research Fellow Positions Available at NTU

The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is seeking a 1) research fellow in Neuroimaging and Cognition, 2) research fellow in Neuroimaging and MRI Pulse Sequence, and 3) 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 >> 

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!
Bulletin Board
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.

Programme >>   Watch the recordings >>
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.

For more information >>
Subject Recruitment: The PEBBLE Study

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
9-10 am

CSC Seminar Series

The Courtois NeuroMod project: augmenting learning in artificial networks using human behaviour and brain functional activity

Presenter: Dr. Pierre Bellec (University of Montréal)

Host: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Yeo (NUS)

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

1-2 pm

CSC Seminar Series

Talk: Functional Parcellation of the Human Subcortex

Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Andrew Zalesky (University of Melbourne)

Host: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Yeo (NUS)

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

12-1 pm

CSC Seminar Series

Talk: The link between sleep and neurodegenerative disease: insights from neuroimaging and neuropsychology

Presenter: Prof. Sharon Naismith (University of Sydney)

Host: Prof. Michael Chee (NUS)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 862 8844 1862; Password: 715868)

International Events

Recurring Event

Mondays 17:00-18:00 PDT | Tuesdays 08:00-09:00 SGT | Zoom or YouTube

Neuro Zoom - Weekly Neuroscience Research Talks

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.

Details and Zoom Link >>

Application is now open! Limited Space Available

15 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021 SGT | Online Application

ISN-APSN Behavioural School 2021: Call for Applications

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.

Event Poster and Application >>

Submission is now open!

15 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021 SGT | Online Submission

16th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry: Call for Abstract Submission for Poster and Oral Presentation

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.

Event Poster and Application >>

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