Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific
The APRU Research Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific (BMAP) was launched in 2006 at the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) of the University of Sydney. The enthusiasm by a number of APRU members has resulted in a decade-long commitment to host BMAP biennially until 2018. The initiative is supported by a core number of APRU member universities including University of Sydney, National University of Singapore, Seoul National University, Keio University, Peking University, University of Auckland and University of Oregon. One of the primary aims of this symposium series is to promote interdisciplinary brain and mind research in the Asia-Pacific and to bring together top researchers and clinicians in the field to share discoveries and explore potentially new areas of collaboration in neuroscience.
Plasticity of the Brain and Mind is this year's APRU Conference theme. Hosted by the University of Auckland's Centre for Brain Research and held in the stunning country of New Zealand, Brain and Mind Research (BMAP) 2016 will be taking place from the 23rd to 25th of August. The opening ceremony will take place on the 23rd of August, from 6-9pm.
This year's topics include;
- Molecular neurobiology
- Genetics and neuroimaging
- Cognitive neuroscience
- Clinical neuroscience
- Sensory neuroscience
- Developmental Neuroscience
Registration and abstract submission are now open. To register and/or submit an abstract click here.
Abstract submission will close on Sunday 31 July 2016.
Full registration: $500
Student registration: $250
Day registration: $300
BMAP has been timed to allow delegates to also attend two major conferences in the South Island of New Zealand; the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research (AWCBR) in Queenstown from 26-31 August and New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSciNZ) in Nelson from 29-31 August.
© by courtesy of Peking University
The PKU-IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Peking University hosted the 5th APRU Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific (BMAP 2014) from August 28th to 30th, 2014 at Peking University. The organization committee chaired by Prof. Shihui Han invited 4 keynote speakers and 3 workshops.
Keynote speakers included Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg from University of Heidelberg, Germany, Keiji Tanaka from Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan, Yi Rao from Peking University, China, Shinobu Kitayama from University of Michigan, USA. The topics of keynote speeches and workshops covered multiple disciplines and topics such as neural mechanisms of mental disorders, cognitive genetics, and cultural neuroscience.
Over 140 participants from China, USA, Germany, UK, New Zealand, and others submitted 87 abstracts. Presentations and discussions promoted communication and exchange of new ideas and methods of brain research and led to possible cooperation in future. Please find further information below.
5th Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific - Brain and Mind in Social Contexts
Hosted by: Peking University
Date: August 28 - 30, 2014
OVERALL THEME: Brain and Mind in Social Contexts
WEBSITE AND ONLINE REGISTRATION:
CONTACT INFORMATION (for program and logistics):
BMAP 2014 Secretariat, Peking University
3rd Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific
Hosted by: Seoul National University
Date: August 23 - 25, 2010
2nd Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific
Hosted by: National University of Singapore
Date: September 1 - 3, 2008
1st Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific
Hosted by: University of Sydney
Date: August 13 - 16, 2006