About APSN

The purpose of APSN shall be to promote research in neurochemistry in particular by dissemination of information, by arrangement of meetings and in other ways to encourage contact between its members. The society also intends to work closely with other bodies having similar objectives, especially with the International Society for Neurochemistry, the American Society for Neurochemistry and the European Society for Neurochemistry.

Membership of the APSN is open to individual scientists, scientific societies with a significant interest in neurochemistry and to corporations based in the Asian Pacific region. APSN aims to promote research in neurochemistry in particular by dissemination of information, by arrangement of meetings and to encourage contact between its members. Individuals, societies and corporations interested in joining APSN are encouraged to contact us directly.

The Asian Pacific region holds special challenges given the extreme breadth of cultural, economic and scientific diversity in the region. Countries already involved with the APSN include Australia, China – Beijing, China – Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. APSN hopes to include other countries in the Asian Pacific region, such as Fiji, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea, in the future.

The emphasis on different aspects of neurochemistry, including biochemical, clinical, chemical, molecular biological and pharmaceutical aspects, in the different countries promises to be one of the strengths of APSN.

President’s Message

I am honored to serve as President for the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN). We are the peak body representing neurochemistry in the region, and our councilors represent the discipline and promote all aspects of neurochemistry within the region. In this regard, we hold neurochemistry schools on an annual basis for postgraduate students and early career researchers, which are assisted by our ongoing relationship with ISN. In addition we hold a major conference on a biennial basis. Our most recent meeting was in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (August 2014) and was a major success.

We are committed to serving our members and improving neurochemistry within the region. To achieve this we have strong relationships with national neuroscience and neurochemistry societies within the Asia-Pacific. Our goal is to foster these relationships further and thereby build a strong network of co-operation within the region. This would then facilitate collaboration and exchanges of ideas between labs and enhance the training of subsequent generations of scientists.

I encourage you to engage with APSN and become part of a regional network of people with a common interest and vision. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions.

 

Andrew J Lawrence

Sister Society

International Society for Neurochemistry

ISN

American Society for Neurochemistry

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European Society for Neurochemistry

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The Japanese Society for Neurochemistry

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