The Aims of the Society are

  • to facilitate the advancement of neurochemistry and related neuroscience disciplines particularly in the asia-pacific region
  • to foster the education and development of neurochemists, particularly of young and emerging investigators
  • together with other sisters’ neurochemistry societies, we aim to disseminate information about neurochemistry and neurochemists’ activities throughout the world.

The APSN Biennial Meetings

As an international society, we choose meeting locations throughout the countries in the asia pacific region. Travel grants for young investigators to attend the meetings are available by application. Postdoctoral applicants should have received their Ph.D. or M.D. no more than 10 years ago. The travel grants are advertised in the APSN website nearing the date of APSN Meetings.

Explanatory Notes

1. APSN Membership:

Regular members: Regular members are members who have the rights to vote and to hold office in the Society.

Student members: Registered students of recognized universities can join APSN as student members for FREE. Student members do not have the rights to vote and to hold office in the Society.

Corporate members: Corporations that are in businesses related to Neurochemistry or Neuroscience are welcome to join as
Corporate members. Corporate members do not have the rights to vote and to hold office in the Society.

2. Membership dues

Membership dues are charged to each individual member yearly from Jan 1 to Dec 31. In view of the large divergence in the economic status of Asian Pacific nations, there will be 4 different membership dues categories with annual dues set as follows:
Category I, US$40; II, US$30; III, US$20; and IV, US$10.

These categories are published by the World Bank, information can be found at the following website (Classification is reproduced below).

Corporate membership dues: US$100.

Student membership dues: FREE

3. Only individual paid-up members can enjoy the reduced registration fees at the Biennial Meetings of APSN.


Membership dues categories


I  High-income economies



Andorra Equatorial Guinea Northern Mariana Islands
Aruba Faeroe Islands Oman
Bahamas French Polynesia Puerto Rico
Bahrain Gibraltar Qatar
Barbados Greenland San Marino
Bermuda Guam Saudi Arabia
Brunei Darussalam Hong Kong SAR Singapore
Cayman Islands Kuwait Trinidad and Tobago
Channel Islands Liechtenstein Turks and Caicos Islands
Croatia Malta United Arab Emirates
Curaçao Monaco Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Cyprus New Caledonia



Australia Hungary Poland
Austria Iceland Portugal
Belgium Ireland Slovak Republic
Canada Israel Slovenia
Czech Republic Italy Spain
Denmark Japan Sweden
Estonia S Korea Switzerland
Finland Luxembourg United Kingdom
France Netherlands United States
Germany New Zealand
Greece Norway


II  Upper-middle-income economies

Albania Gabon Palau
Algeria Grenada Panama
American Samoa Iran Peru
Antigua and Barbuda Islamic Rep. Romania
Argentina Jamaica Russian Federation
Azerbaijan Jordan Serbia
Belarus Kazakhstan Seychelles
Bosnia and Herzegovina Latvia South Africa
Botswana Lebanon St. Kitts and Nevis
Brazil Libya St. Lucia
Bulgaria Lithuania St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Chile Macedonia Suriname
China Malaysia Thailand
Colombia Maldives Tunisia
Costa Rica Mauritius Turkey
Cuba Mayotte Uruguay
Dominica Mexico Venezuela
Dominican Republic Montenegro
Ecuador Namibia



III Lower-middle-income economies

Angola Indonesia São Tomé and Principe
Armenia Iraq Senegal
Belize Kiribati Solomon Islands
Bhutan Kosovo Sri Lanka
Bolivia Lao PDR Sudan
Cameroon Lesotho Swaziland
Cape Verde Marshall Islands Syrian Arab Republic
Congo, Rep. Mauritania Timor-Leste
Côte d’Ivoire Micronesia Tonga
Djibouti Moldova Turkmenistan
Egypt Mongolia Tuvalu
El Salvador Morocco Ukraine
Fiji Nicaragua Uzbekistan
Georgia Nigeria Vanuatu
Ghana Pakistan Vietnam
Guatemala Papua New Guinea West Bank and Gaza
Guyana Paraguay Yemen
Honduras Philippines Zambia
India Samoa



IV Low-income economies

Afghanistan Gambia Myanmar
Bangladesh Guinea Nepal
Benin Guinea-Bissau Niger
Burkina Faso Haiti Rwanda
Burundi Kenya Sierra Leone
Cambodia N Korea Somalia
Central African Republic Kyrgyz Republic Tajikistan
Chad Liberia Tanzania
Comoros Madagascar Togo
Congo, Dem. Rep Malawi Uganda
Eritrea Mali Zimbabwe
Ethiopia Mozambique
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