Welcome to IBS Conference on Systems Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

Seong-Gi Kim
IBS Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research

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.

Date & Venue

 Date: September 29 – October 2, 2016

Venue: (Day 1) KINTEX, Ilsan, Korea

(Day 2) SKKU, Suwon, Korea

Contact Info

Minet Kim (minetkim@skku.edu, +82-31-299-4352)


Day 1: Sep. 29, 2016 (KINTEX, Ilsan)

Time Program
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
Session 1
Systems/Neural Circuits
Chair : Minah Suh (IBS/SKKU)
09:00 – 09:40 Why rodents can’t play the violin, or a tale of two motor areas Peter Strick
(University of Pittsburgh)
09:40 – 10:00 Neural sources of variation in sensory-motor behavior Joonyeol Lee
10:00 – 10:20 Parallel circuits for habitual and controlled behavior in the primate basal ganglia Hyoung F. Kim
10:20 – 11:00 Brain mechanisms of intuitive problem solving in board game experts Keiji Tanaka
11:00 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 12:00 Plenary Lecture (KSBNS)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Session 2
Neurovascular Coupling
Chair : Seong-Gi Kim (IBS/SKKU)
13:00 – 13:40 Neural-metabolic coupling in the central visual pathway Ralph Freeman
(UC Berkeley)
13:40 – 14:20 Neurophysiology of local control of brain blood flow and metabolism Martin Lauritzen
(University of Copenhagen)
14:20 – 14:40 Chronic stress induces functional and structural alterations in the neurovascular system of mice cortex Minah Suh
14:40 – 15:20 Vasomotion as the biophysical basis for resting state functional connectivity across cortex David Kleinfeld
(UC San Diego)

※ Jointly organized with Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science. (http://www.ksbns.org/abstract/)

Day 2: Sep. 30, 2016 (SKKU, Suwon)

Time Program
08:00 – 08:50 Registration
08:50 – 09:00 Opening Remarks
Session 3
MRI: Neuroscience imaging I
Chair : Seong-Gi Kim (IBS/SKKU)
Junghee Lee (IBS/SKKU)
09:00 – 09:40 fMRI of the brain: Genesis, functional specificity, networks, and neuro-representation of behavioral indexes Seiji Ogawa
(Tohoku Fukushi University)
09:40 – 10:20 Unusual magnetic resonance applications in neurobiology: Four vignettes Joseph Ackerman
(Washington University)
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 – 11:20 Investigations of neurovascular coupling with high-resolution fMRI Seong-Gi Kim
11:20 – 12:00 Localization of synaptic sites of cortical plasticity by MRI Alan Koretsky
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Session 4
MRI: Neuroscience imaging II
Chair : Yongmin Chang (Kyungpook National University/KSMRM)
Chang-Beom Ahn (Kwangwoon University/KSMRM)
13:00 – 13:40 Super-resolution MR-tractography with 7.0T MRI and PET-MRI fusion imaging-applications to neuroscience Zang-Hee Cho
13:40 – 14:20 New developments in structural and functional MRI John Gore
(Vanderbilt University)
14:20 – 14:40 Coffee Break
14:40 – 15:20 How 7T MRI can transform neuroscience Robert Turner
(MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences)
15:20 – 16:00 Network and circuit dysregulation in addiction: Towards an addiction imaging biomarker Elliot Stein
16:00 – 18:00 Tour (N Center)

Day 3: Oct. 1, 2016

Advisory Board Meeting (SKKU) / Excursion (Seoul)

Day 4: Oct. 2, 2016

Excursion (Demilitarized Zone)


Peter Strick
Peter StrickUniversity of Pittsburgh
Keiji Tanaka
Keiji TanakaRIKEN
Ralph Freeman
Ralph FreemanUC Berkeley
Martin Lauritzen
Martin LauritzenUniversity of Copenhagen
David Kleinfeld
David KleinfeldUC San Diego
Seiji Ogawa
Seiji OgawaTohoku Fukushi University
Joseph Ackerman
Joseph AckermanWashington University
Alan Koretsky
Alan KoretskyNIH
Zang-Hee Cho
Zang-Hee ChoAICT/SNU
John Gore
John GoreVanderbilt University
Robert Turner
Robert TurnerMPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Elliot Stein
Elliot SteinNIH


[Day 1] September 29, 2016

Hall 6A, Exhibition Center II, KINTEX

Address : 217-60, Kintex-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Tel : +82-31-810-8114

[Day 2] September 30, 2016

Auditorium, Natural Science Campus, Sungkyunkwan University

Address : 2066, Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Tel : +82-31-299-4352



[Day 1] September 29, 2016


By Subway

Take subway #3 and get off at “Daehwa” station.

– On Foot : Take exit #2. It takes approximately 10~15 minutes’ walk from the station.

– By bus : Take exit # 5. Take bus No.039, 082 and get off at “KINTEX”.

By Bus

From Seoul Station / Shinchon

Bus No. Boarding Point Arriving Point Headway Travel Time Fee
R9708 Seoul Station Tanhyun E-Mart 12~15 min 70~75 min 1,800 won
8880 Seoul Station DaeHwa Station 50~60 min 75~80 min 1,800 won
M7106 Seoul Station DaeHwa Station 3~15 min 50~60 min 1,800 won
9714 Seoul Station DaeHwa Station 25~50 min 60~70 min 1,800 won
770 Sinchon Trail Station Songpo-dong 6~7 min 60~65 min 1,600 won
72 Shinchon Hyundai Dept. Store Songpo-dong 9~10 min 50~60 min 1,800 won


From Incheon International Airport

Bus No. Boarding Point Arriving Point Headway Travel Time Fee
3300 Incheon Int’l Airport Daehwa Station 15~20 min 60~70 min 8,000 won
Airport Limousine 7400 Incheon Int’l Airport KINTEX 25~30 min 40~50 min 8,000 won


From Gimpo International Airport

Bus No. Boarding Point Arriving Point Headway Travel Time Fee


Domestic terminal Daehwa Station 10~15 min 70~80 min 1,000 won
Airport Limousine 7300 Gimpo Int’l Airport KINTEX 30~40 min 30 min 3,000 won

By Car

Route_1 (From Gangnam Area)

Olympic Highway → South of Gayangdaegyo(Bridge) → North of Gayangdaegyo(Bridge) → North Riverside Highway → Jayuro → Yisanpo IC or KINTEX IC → KINTEX

Route_2 (From Gangbuk Area)

North Riverside Highway → Jayuro → Yisanpo IC or KINTEX IC → KINTEX

[Day 2] September 30, 2016

Sungkyunkwan University

By Airport Limousine

  • Find Gate 7 where you can find airport bus stop 7B
  • Take Airport Limousine Bus heading “Yeongtong” at the bus stop.
  • After getting off at “Seosuwon Terminal”, then take a taxi going SKKU campus.

By Subway

  • Take subway #1 and get off at “Sungkyunkwan University” station
  • Take exit #2
  • SKKU Suwon Campus is approximately 10~15 minutes’ walk from the subway station

By Bus

There is a SKKU shuttle bus service between Sadang subway station(Lines 2 and 4) and the Natural Sciences Campus(Suwon).

  • Shuttle bus fare: Cash 1,200Won (Duration 30 minutes)
  • Shuttle bus leaves from Sadang in front of SC-first bank at Sadang station Exit 9 (lines 2+4)
  • Shuttle bus leaves from the University in front of the Students’Hall

By Car


Walam Interchange (left turn) → Sungkyunkwan University station (turn right, don’t take underground passage) → Sungkyunkwan University


– Highway between Gwacheon and Bongdam(312)

Seosuwon Interchange (left turn) → Sungdae Crossroads (left turn) → Crossroads (right turn) → Sungkyunkwan University

– National road 1 (KyungSu Industrial road)

Uiwang Interchange → Gigidae Pass → Balan, bound for Sungdae(right turn) → Sungkyunkwan University Station → Sungkyunkwan University

Shingal-Ansan Expressway(50)

Buksuwon Interchange → Gigidae Pass → Balan, bound for Sungdae(right turn) → Sungkyunkwan University Station → Sungkyunkwan University Station

Gyeongbu Expressway(1)

Shingal Fork (left turn) → Shingal-Ansan Expressway (drive in the direction of Ansan)


Marriott Executive Apartment Seoul

Marriott Executive Apartment Seoul

Star rating : Four Star (★★★★)


8, Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea

Floor plan

3 – 34FL Yeoudo Park Center
15 – 34FL Yeoudo Park Center
3 – 14FL Marriott Executive Apartment Seoul (Suites)
2FL Park Cafe, Park Gallery, Library, Urban Terrace
1F Entrance, Lobby and Business Center
BF1 – 2 Soo Fitness & Spa, Kid’s ClubBF3Parking Lot

Check-in /out

– Check-in : 3:00 PM

– Check-out : 12:00 PM

Reservation : +82-2-2090-8025

Marriott Executive Apartment Seoul Website

Novotel Ambassador Suwon

Novotel Ambassador Suwon

Star rating : Five Star (★★★★★)


902, Deogyeong-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea


Novotel Ambassador Suwon is perfectly located in the heart of business & shopping district at Suwon Station with direct access to KTX train and Subway Stations connected with AK shopping malls.

Novotel Ambassador Suwon features 287 modern rooms and suites, The Square International Buffet Restaurant including live cooking station, lobby lounge and wine bar, fitness center & sauna, spa, hair salon, and over 1000m2 of modular meeting and banquet facilities

Check-in /out

– Check-in : 2:00 PM

– Check-out : 12:00 PM

Reservation : +82-31-547-6611

Novotel Ambassador Suwon Website


Pre-registration is now closed. please register on-site.