I invite all of you to the “IBS Conference on Systems Neuroscience and Neuroimaging”, which will be held in Korea during September 29-October 2, 2016. The conference consists of two-day scientific programs; i) the first day (9/29) is for systems neuroscience and neurovascular coupling sessions which are jointed organized with the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (http://www.ksbns.org/) and ii) the second day (9/30) is for neuroimaging sessions which will be held in Sungkyunkwan University Natural Science Campus in Suwon.
This conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet top-class scientists around the world, to learn up-to-dated neuroimaging and brain circuit research at a systems level in humans, non-human primates and rodents, and to foster exchanging ideas and future collaborations. To achieve these goals, we have exciting invited speakers; Peter Strick (Univ. of Pittsburgh) and Keiji Tanaka (RIKEN) for systems neuroscience research in non-human primates, David Kleinfeld (UCSD), Ralph Freeman (UC Berkeley) and Martin Lauritzen (Univ. Copenhagen) for neurovascular coupling, and Seiji Ogawa (Tohoku Fukushi Univ. Japan), Joseph Ackerman (Washington Univ.), Alan Koretsky (NIH/NINDS), Zang Hee Cho (SNU), Robert Turner (Max Planck Inst), Elliot Stein (NIH/NIDA) and John Gore (Vanderbilt) for neuroimaging with MRI. These speakers are among the best within their research field.
This IBS conference is an Inauguration Symposium of the IBS Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research (CNIR) (http://cnir.ibs.re.kr) located at Sungkyunkwan University, which has started on July 1, 2013, and has a mission to enhance systems neuroscience research with imaging methodologies. The CNIR is housed at a brand-new building with animal housing facilities and equips state-of-art imaging equipment including multi-photon microscopy, human MRI and animal MRI. You will have a chance to tour our new facilities.
I hope that you are all excited about our planned programs and I am looking forward to meeting you at the IBS Conference and introducing the CNIR to you.