Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology，CAS
|Title:||LTP and LTD in Learning and Memory under Physiological Conditions and Pathogenesis of Memory Impairments in Brain Disorders|
Dr. Yu Tian Wang obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience in 1992 from Memorial University, Canada and both B.M. in 1982 and M.Sc. in Physiology in 1985 from Shandong University, Qilu Medical School (originally known as Shandong Medical College) in China. He worked in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor from 1994-2001. He has since been a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia and the holder of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon Chair in Stroke Research. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholar between 2002-2011 and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Royal Society of Canada since 2006. Since 2020, he has been a Chair Professor and the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学院深圳理工大学)。
Dr. Yu Tian Wang is an internationally recognized neuroscientist who has transformed our understanding of the mechanisms underlying brain function and dysfunction. His work with regulation of ligand-gated neurotransmitter receptors has changed our understanding of how these receptors function in the nervous system, with a significant impact on the scientific community. Dr. Wang is also a leader in stroke research; his lab has developed several specific inhibitors to disrupt the pathways that cause cell death in stroke, demonstrating their therapeutic potential in reducing brain damage. He is currently working to translate discoveries in his lab into therapeutics for patients.
School of Life Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology
|Title:||Liquid-liquid Phase Separation in Synapse Formation and Function|
Prof. Mingjie Zhang was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province in Sept. 1966. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Fudan University, Shanghai in 1988, and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in the University of Calgary, Canada in 1994. After a brief postdoctoral training in the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Canada, he established his own laboratory as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1995. Before becoming the Founding Dean of the School of Life Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) at the end of 2020, Prof Zhang was a Kerry Holdings Professor of Science, Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, and Chair Professor in the Division of Life Science, HKUST.
Research in Prof. Zhang’s laboratory has been focusing on two areas in the past 25 years. The first area concerns the structural and biochemical basis of neuronal signaling complex organization by scaffold proteins. The second area is how neurons develop polarity during their development and maintain the polarity in their adulthood. He has authored more than 200 research articles in the prestigious scientific journals including Science, Cell, Mol Cell, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Neuron, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Chemical Biology, Developmental Cell, PNAS, EMBO J, etc. Their breakthrough discoveries on phase separation-mediated synapse formation and function have far reaching implications in basic as well as translational research in neuroscience. About 20 Ph.D. graduates and postdoctoral fellows trained in his lab have established their independent research groups around the world.
Institute for Translational Brain Research, Fudan University
Zhejiang University School of Medicine
|Title:||Exploring circuits for innate behaviors|
Shumin Duan reveived his Ph. D. degree from Kyushu University in Japan in 1991 and received a postdoctoral training at University of Hawaii and University of California at San Francisco during 1997-1999. His research interests covers several important topics in neuroscience, including 1) the function and the mechanisms of neuron-glia interactions in health and disease; 2) the development, function, and plasticity of synapses; and 3) neural circuits basis of innate behaviors (including sleep and waking, emotion, and aggressive behaviors) and their related disease.
Dr Duan is an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and a member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). He served as the president of Chinese Society for Neuroscience from 2011 to 2019. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience Bulletin (an official journal of Chinese Society for Neuroscience), the Advisory Board member of Neuron, and an editorial board member in several international neuroscience journals.
TONGJI College of Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
|Title:||Genetically Defined and Functional Distinct Cholinergic Subnetwork Systems|
Prof. Youming Lu was born in Macheng, Hubei province in December 20, 1962. He obtained his PhD degree in neuroscience from University of Toronto in 1999. After a brief postdoctoral training in Columbia University, New York, he established his own laboratory as a tenure track assistant professor in the Institute of Neuroscience, University of Calgary, Canada in July, 2000. Before becoming National endowed professor at Tongji College of Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and technology, Wuhan, China, Prof Lu was a BOLLINGER endowed full professor of Neuroscience at College of Medicine, New Orleans Health Science Center, Louisiana State University at New Orleans.
Prof Lu has been focusing on the molecular and synaptic mechanisms for learning and memory in the past 30 years. He has developed brain single cell genomic sequencing with gene targeting strategies to map specific cell types and synaptic circuits of memories and decipher specific signaling molecules that control these synaptic and circuitry functions. He has authored more than 100 research articles in the prestigious journals including Science, Cell, Nature Neuroscience and Neuron. Some of his findings was included in a text book. His breakthrough discoveries on single cell circuits of memories has been founded by a circuitry mechanism of memory creative research team program from National Foundation of Sciences and Technology, China.
|Title:||Roles of Adult Newborn Neuron-dependent Positive Memory in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Depression|
Yi Zhong is a Professor of the School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, and also Principal Investigator of IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Tsinghua and Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences. He is now an executive director of the Chinese Neuroscience Society and director of the Chinese Society of Learning and Memory.
He has long been engaged in the study of the biological mechanism underlying learning and memory and the pathological mechanism of related diseases. He has published many influential articles in high-impact journals including Nature, Science and Cell, and won the Pew Scholar Award in the Biomedical Sciences in 1994. In recent years, he has established and developed a completely new line of research–the cell biology of active forgetting–by identifying several pivotal molecules in regulating forgetting including Rac1, Cdc42 and Raf.
|Title:||Brain Inspired Computing for Artificial General Intelligence|
Luping Shi is a professor, found director of center for brain inspired computing research(CBICR), at Tsinghua university(THU), China. He is a SPIE fellow. He received Doctor of Science from University of Cologne, Germany in 1992. From 1996 to 2013 he served in data storage institute, Singapore as a senior scientist and division manager, joined initiating optical storage program, non-volatile memory(NVM), and artificial cognitive memory programs. He joined THU in 2013 to found CBICR, which is a center to study on brain inspired computing (BIC) in all directions including fundamental theory, chip, software, and application. He developed a cross-paradigm neuromorphic chip named Tianjic. His paper entitled “ Towards Artificial General Intelligence with the Hybrid Tianjic Chip Architecture ”was published On Aug.01,2019 as a cover paper on Nature. In 2020, he published another paper on Nature to propose “Neuromorphic completeness and a system hierarchy for brain-inspired computing”. He has served as Chair and Program Chair of major conferences in semiconductor memory and optical storage, including as Co-Chair of the IEEE NVMTS2011-2017 and ODS2008-2011. His areas of expertise include BIC, data storage and intelligent instrument. He has published more than 200 papers in prestigious journals (including Science, Nature, Nat Photonics and so on). He is the recipient of the National Technology Award 2004 Singapore.
|Title:||Quantifying Lifespan Brain Development and Abnormal Changes|
Dinggang Shen is Professor and Dean of School of Biomedical Engineering, ShanghaiTech University, and also Co-CEO of United Imaging Intelligence (UII). He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Fellow of The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and also Fellow of The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society. He was Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator, and (Tenured) Full Professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). His research interests include medical image analysis, computer vision, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 1100 peer-reviewed papers in the international journals and conference proceedings, with H-index 112. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for Frontiers in Radiology, as well as editorial board member for eight international journals. Also, he has served in the Board of Directors, The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society, in 2012-2015, and was General Chair for MICCAI 2019.
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