Objectives

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. NEW! When you sign up as an APSN member, you will also automatically enjoy FREE ISN membership. 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.

 

History

The Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry was formed at the Sydney meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry in 1991 in order to promote neurochemistry in the Asian Pacific region. The first elected president was Emeritus Professor Graham Johnston, Professor of Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia. It is modeled on the American and European regional neurochemistry societies, holding meetings every two years in the years when an ISN meeting is not held. 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.

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