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Dr. Jiulin Du gave an invited talk at the HHMI Symposium on Zebrafish System Neuroscience held at Janelia Farm, US (2015-4-27)
Dr. Jiulin Du was invited to attend the Third Zebrafish Symposium on System Neuroscience held by HHMI at Janelia Farm during April 22 – 25, and gave a talk entitled “Visual cue-specific dopaminergic control of visuomotor transformation and behavior selection”.
An important role of Parvalbumin-expressing interneurons in controlling the response reliability in visual cortex (2015-4-16)
A recent study from Dr. YAO Haishan's lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, demonstrated that Parvalbumin (PV)-expressing interneurons play an important role in controlling the response reliability of excitatory neurons in the primary visual cortex (V1).
The Brain Circuits Responsible for Sustained, Efficacious Antidepressant Effects by Ketamine (2015-3-26)
In a recent study, graduate student LV Qian and postdoc YANG Liqin under the supervision of Dr. WANG Zheng and Dr. HU Hailan, conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled functional connectome study on anesthetized monkeys 18 hours after ketamine and saline administration.
Dr. Jiulin Du gave an invited talk at an International Microglia Symposium held at Okinawa, Japan (2015-3-2)
Dr. Jiulin Du was invited to attend the International Symposium “Microglia: key to understand neural development and pathology” held by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology during Feb. 27 to March 02, and gave a talk entitled “Interaction between microglia and neurons”.
Researchers reveal auxiliary subunits of Kv4 channels regulate animal behaviors (2015-2-11)
A study from Dr. CAI Shiqing's lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, identified three C. elegans KChIP-like (ceKChIP) proteins, NCS-4, NCS-5, and NCS-7. This research was published in the Journal of Neuroscience on February 4, 2015. This work was mainly carried out by graduate student CHEN Xin and research assistant RUAN Meiyu.
Researchers reveal the function of Rcan1 in cortical development and the pathogenesis of periventricular heterotopia (2015-1-19)
In a recent study, graduate student LI Yang and colleagues under the supervision of Dr. XIONG Zhi-Qi, reported that Regulators of calcineurin 1 (Rcan1), a Down Syndrome-related gene, plays an important role in radial migration of rat cortical neurons.
ION research finding "Study of a novel mechanism for neuron synaptogenesis promoted by TRPC " received a second prize award of the 2014 National Natural Science Award (2015-1-12)
ION research finding “Study of a novel mechanism for neuron synaptogenesis promoted by TRPC”, carried out by Drs. Yi-Zheng Wang, Xiao-Bing Yuan, Yi-Chang Jia, Jian Zhou and their colleagues, received a second prize award of the 2014 National Natural Science Award.
Monkeys Can Learn to See Themselves in the Mirror (2015-1-9)
In a recent study, CHANG Liangtang and colleagues, under the supervision of Dr. GONG Neng at the Institute of Neuroscience, found that the monkey brain has the basic "hardware" for mirror self-recognition, but need appropriate training to acquire the "software" to achieve self-recognition.
2014 ION Annual Meeting (2015-1-5)
The 2014 ION Annual Meeting was held at the SIBS Lecture Hall from December 29th to 31th, 2014. Twenty-nine ION Principal Investigators introduced their research interests, recent progresses and the future plans during the meeting.
The first Key Members Meeting of the CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science held in Shanghai (2014-12-22)
On December 12th to 14th, the first Key Members Meeting of the CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science was held at ION. Fortynine key members, from the support unit of the center and 20 build units of the center attended this meeting. They divided into three groups for in depth discussion on future research plans.
Mid-term Review and Assessment Meeting of CAS Strategic Priority Research Project (Class B) on Mapping of Brain Function (2014-12-5)
November 26th to 28th, the mid-term review and assessment meeting of CAS Strategic Priority Research Project (Class B) on Mapping of Brain Function was held at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences. The ten professors were invited to serve as reviewers. The expert group fully affirmed the progress of the the project.
Researchers reveal molecular mechanism underlying Drosophila larval mechanical nociception (2014-11-18)
Latest study from Dr. WANG Zuoren's lab found that PPK26 are selectively expressed in class IV dendritic arborization (da) neurons.This research was published online in Cell Reports on November 6, 2014. This work was mainly carried out by graduate students GUO Yanmeng and WANG Yuping under the supervision of Dr. WANG Zuoren.
The delay period activity in medial prefrontal cortex contributes to learning a working memory task (2014-10-27)
A recent study published on Science demonstrated that the delay period activity in medial prefrontal cortex is critical for learning a working memory task. This work was performed by the researchers in Dr. LI Chengyu’s lab in the Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institute of Biological Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2014 Joint Meeting of the State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience and the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience held in Shanghai (2014-10-16)
On October 8th and 9th, the 2014 Joint Meeting of State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience (SKLN) at ION and State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience (SKLMN) in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was held at the Institute of Neuroscience.
The first Academic Board Meeting of the CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science held in Shanghai (2014-10-11)
On September 27th, the first meeting of the 1st term of Academic Board of CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science was held at ION. Seven members attended this meeting. During the discussion, the board members considered the procedure rational, fair, effective and fully approved the selection results.
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