NCGG/JSPS NTU/NUS Joint Research Collaboration Workshop

Scope: BrainConnects emerged initially from collaborations between the NeuroImaging & Informatics Lab at National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), Ohbu, Japan and the Clinical Brain Lab at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The most recent project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and NTU extended collaborations to the Cognitive Engineering Lab at the Singapore Institute for Neurotechonology (SINAPSE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and neuroscientists from Nagoya University.

This collaborative research proposes to investigate functional and structural neural networks that are sensitive to age-related changes to address the issues in global aging from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. The research aims to provide direction in targeting the relevant networks as plausible neuroimaging markers for cognitive training and hopefully prevent or modulate normal cognitive decline. We have started to establish a sensitive protocol to measure cognitive changes of clinical significance in aging in Japan and Singapore. This collaboration will continue to develop and implement a standard neuroimaging protocol applicable to both Singapore and Japan, as well as conduct possible cross-cultural aging studies.

We welcome participation of all research scientists and students interested in this exciting field.  
Date: July 31 - Aug 1, 2015

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 
      464-8602 JAPAN
Phones: +81-52-789-5907 / Fax: +81-52-789-5902
Access Map (Bld E3-1)

Co-chairAnnabel SH Chen (NTU

Guest of Honor Speech
Gen Sobue (Nagoya Univ.)

Keynote Lecture
Fabio Babiloni (Univ. Rome La Sapienza)
Tassos Bezerianos (National Univ. Singapore)
SH Annabel Chen (Nanyang Technological Univ.)

Focused Lecture
Epifanio Bagarinao (Nagoya Univ.)
Tetsuya Iidaka (Nagoya Univ.)
Tim Mullen (CEO/CSO, Syntrogi Inc, UCSD)
Atsunobu Suzuki (Nagoya Univ.)
Yoko Yamaguchi (BSI Riken)
Fan-pei Gloria Yang (National Tsinghua Univ)

Research Reports
Post docs and students

Poster Session