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

Dear APSN members:

It is with great pleasure that I write this short message at the launch of this new-look APSN website. It has taken some effort and we suffered a relatively long delay despite the fact that this time we had employed professional help. On this count, I must hereby express my heart-felt appreciation to Dr Yee-Kong Ng for volunteering his service to run the APSN website from 2006 to 2013. This is far beyond the call of duty as a member of the society.

The primary objective of the website is to facilitate communication between the society and its member. The design has remained simple and functional while being visually more pleasing. As the predominant activities of APSN are the Schools and the biennial conferences, we have separated the two under the section headings of SCHOOLS and CONFERENCE, respectively, instead of the previous combined section of EVENT. We aim to make it as informative as possible for readers. I would also like to take this opportunity to invite School and Conference participants to write to us (peter_wong@nuhs.edu.sg,  yyoneda@p.kanazawa-u.ac.jp or andrew.lawrence@florey.edu.au) about the events they have attended. Feedback on our activities would serve to raise the interest on APSN among the Neurochemistry and Neuroscience community at large.

We welcome feedback on all aspects of the APSN website.

Best regards,

Peter Wong

Sister Society

International Society for Neurochemistry


American Society for Neurochemistry


European Society for Neurochemistry


The Japanese Society for Neurochemistry


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