SfN-SG Newsletter Issue 90 | 29 Jun 2021 | Hoki Fung, Editor
Featured Article
In this week's featured article published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers from A*STAR, LKCMedicine, YLL School of Medicine, and their international collaborators report a novel circuitry that mediates environmentally driven excessive food consumption in mice. The identification of such neural circuit has important implications for human obesity as external cues have profound impact on overeating in obese individuals. Read the full article >>
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Neuroscience Researchers in Singapore
"I have always felt that there is much more to unravel about the processes of the brain, especially the intricacies of the different forms of cognition and perception.

My exposure to the field of neuroscience ranged from object recognition and discrimination in the Lateral Occipital Cortex, the functional role of the posterior Cingulate Cortex during different forms of semantic retrieval, to how attention could be modulated by eye blinks, in association with the Posterior Parietal Cortex.

I have worked with neuroimaging techniques such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetoencephalography and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

I am close to completing my PhD Candidature at NTU under the incredible guidance of Dr. Gerrit Maus and will soon be embarking on a new research journey to study Mindfulness at NUS’s Centre for Sleep and Cognition under PI Dr. Julian Lim."

- Ang Jit Wei Aaron, PhD Candidate at NTU | Email  LinkedIn  GoogleScholar
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Job Opportunities
🆕 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 >> 

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!
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
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)

8:30-9:30 am

CSC Seminar Series

Talk: Is Sleep the Keystone of Healthy Aging?

Presenter: Prof. Adam Spira (John Hopkins University)

Host: Prof. Michael Chee (NUS)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 876 8515 9089; Password: 631563)

International Events

Happening Later Today!

29 Jun 2021 13:00-14:00 ET | 30 Jun 2021 01:00-02:00 SGT

Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Maintaining the Movement

"On June 29, join SfN for “Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Maintaining the Movement”, a follow-up to last year’s Black Lives Matter event, “Why This Moment Matters.” Moderator Yasmin Hurd, PhD and panelists Marguerite Matthews, PhD, Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham, and Gerald Downes, PhD will reflect on their experiences with social justice and equity over the past year and the systemic and institutional changes that have been sustained or abandoned since last June. They will also discuss how the neuroscience community can continue to support and promote neuroscientists of color and dismantle systemic racism. Neuroscientists of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend and contribute to the discussion."

Event Details and Registration >>

06 Jul 2021 - 15 Jul 2021 17:00 EDT (16 Jul 2021 05:00 SGT)

Neuroscience 2021: Call for Abstracts

"One meeting, two experiences: Neuroscience 2021 is back as a hybrid with opportunities to present virtually and in-person! The Annual Meeting Focus Group, led by the Program Committee Chairs, has reimagined virtual poster sessions, and we’re excited to celebrate SfN's 50th anniversary meeting with our most inclusive experience to date. Neuroscience 2021 will take place Nov 8 -11 virtually, and Nov 13-16 at McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois. Abstract submission is open July 6-July 15."

Details and Abstract Submission >>

12 Jul 2021 11:00-15:30 ET | 23:00-03:30 (next day) SGT

Beyond the Bench: The Broader Impact of Rigorous Research

"Implementing and rewarding a culture of scientific rigor has benefits and implications far beyond an individual laboratory or department. The rigor of neuroscience research impacts successful development of research tools, technologies, and treatments for human disease, as well as public trust in science. In this virtual conference, experts from a wide range of industries discuss how the rigor of experimental science affects their work in tool development, translation to treatment, and public communication. They will highlight the reliance of every part of the research pipeline on rigorously collected data and how they identify, curate, and share these data in their work."

Event Details and Registration >>

27 Jul 2021 09:30-19:00 GMT+9 | 08:30-18:00 SGT | Zoom

ISN-APSN 1st Online School: Innovative Technology for Neurochemistry

The Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) will be hosting its first online School about Innovative Technology for Neurochemistry for students and post-docs via Zoom. The event is free for APSN student members. Apply on or before July 13, 2021.

Programme and Application >>

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