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:

Definition Right
to vote
to hold office
Regular Member Professor, Research Fellow and Post-doctorate. Yes Yes
Student member A registered student (Master or Doctor course) of a recognized university. No No
Corporate member A corporation in business related to Neurochemistry or Neuroscience. No No


2. APSN Membership Dues
The dues are charged to each member EVERY TWO YEARS. In view of large divergence in the economic status of Asian-Pacific nations, there will be 4 different dues categories.

List of Membership Dues Categories:

Regular member USD $ 70 USD $ 50 USD $ 30 USD $ 20
Corporate member $ 100 USD


  • Only individual paid-up members can enjoy the reduced registration fees at the APSN Meetings.
  • The payment is for TWO YEARS and will not be broken down to monthly payment OR yearly payment.
  • The 2-year membership system will be implemented by January 2019.


Application procedure or How to apply or renew membership

If you want to become a member, download “Membership Application Form” and fill up with your information (The two referees do not have to be an APSN or ISN member).

Send the form to the APSN treasurer ([email protected]). The payment details will be sent back to you.

In the case of renewal of the membership, please send an e-mail message stating that you want to renew your membership with your name, affiliation, and membership number to the APSN treasurer ([email protected]). The payment details will be sent back to you.

Once you become an APSN member, You can become an ISN member without further payment. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM. You will still need to go to the ISN website ( Please create an ISN account and then apply for ISN membership according to the instructions given. You also have to renew your ISN membership every year, if you have two-year APSN membership.

3. Payment
APSN uses a Credit Card payment system for membership fee collection. Upon registration and uploading required documents, a URL address for payment will be emailed to you to proceed to transact securely. The system accepts major credit cards VISA and Master-Card. If one does not have a credit card, he/she might ask members or councilor of his/her country to grant advances for them.

APSN also accepts Bank Wire Transfer. The required information to proceed with wire transfer are as followed:

Account name: APSN 2006
Account No.: 003-902227-1
Bank name: Development Bank of Singapore (DBS)
Bank code: 7171
Swift address: DBSSSGSG

The receipt/acknowledgement of successful payment (Credit Card or Wire Transfer) should then be sent by the member to the APSN Treasurer to confirm the payment and membership.
Only individual paid-up members can enjoy the reduced registration fees at the APSN Meetings.

4. Membership Dues Categories

High-income economies

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Darussalam, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Islands Islands, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, Nevis, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Virgin Islands (U.S.).

Upper-middle-income economies

Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Islamic Rep., Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Venezuela.

Lower-middle-income economies

Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon,Congo, Dem.Rep., Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El-Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, São Tomé and Principe, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen and Zambia.

Low-income economies

Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem.Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, N Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe

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