As one of the important activities of China-Russia Innovation Year of Science and Technology, China-Russia Workshop on Neuroscience was successfully held from July 13 to 15, 2020. Due to the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Workshop was held online. Most of the Chinese scientists joined this workshop at the lecture hall of CEBSIT. More than 60 Russian scientists in the field of brain science and intelligent technology participated in through internet.
The State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience (SKLN) held the 2020 Annual Review Meeting of the research groups on June 5th, 2020. The laboratory invited Professors MA Lan and YANG Zhengang from Fudan University, WANG Yizheng from the Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences, and the experts from the Institute of Neuroscience reviewed the research progresses of each research group in 2019.
From May 25th to 31st, the 9th Academic Review of ION/CEBSIT lab heads and the 10th International Advisory Board Meeting were held in ION. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, most of the reviewers joined this meeting through the Internet.
Recently, a novel coronavirus epidemic has occurred in the country. Most CEBSIT / ION students have to stay at home according to the guideline from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Muming Poo, the scientific director of the center, decided to give online lectures in neurobiology from February 10, 2020. All the students can join the lectures at home through the website called Bilibili.
On January 20, 2020, a delegation from Fujian Medical University, led by President. Xiao-Chun CHEN, visited our Institute. They visited Drs. Hui Yang and Zhiqi Xiong’s Labs, Optical Imaging Facility and Brain Imaging Center. President Chen also conveyed greetings to the students from Fujian Medical University working in CEBSIT.
The 20th ION annual meeting was held at the Campus Lecture Hall from December 27th to 29th, 2019. More than 350 researchers attended this meeting.
On Nov. 25th -27th 2019，YANG Hui attended the “Frontiers in Genome Engineering 2019” conference and gave a speech entitled “Genome editing and gene therapies”.
On November 27th, 2019, a symposium on frontiers of neuroscience was held at the “320 campus” in honor of the 20th anniversary of ION. ION alumni from around the country and abroad, as well as current ION members, attended the symposium and enjoyed this reunion.
On November 18th and 19th, the 2019 International Forum on Mesoscopic Brain Connectome was held in the Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT) and Institute of Neuroscience (ION), Chinese Academy of Sciences. The forum was chaired by Prof. Muming Poo (Director of ION and CEBSIT) and co-sponsored by the Science and Technology Commission Shanghai Municipality (STCSM), CEBSIT, ION and State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience.
The State Council Information Office of China holds a seminar to focus on the Chinese Academy of Sciences' scientific achievements during the past seven decades, Nov. 19, 2019. BAI Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, WANG Keqiang, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, POO Muming, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, participated in this seminar.
On November 18th, the 2019 award ceremony of Ho Leung Ho Lee (HLHL) Foundation was held in Beijing, and 56scientists won the 2019 HLHL awards. Dr. YANG Hui from CEBSIT won the "Science and Technology Progress Award". Dr. LIU Zhen from CEBSIT won the "science and Technology Innovation Award".
On Nov. 14th -15th 2019，YANG Hui visited the Royal Society of the United Kingdom, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and attended the international human germline genome editing commission.
Collège de France academic year inaugural colloquium was held at Paris, France on October 9-11, 2019. The theme of this colloquium is “Research and innovation: what future?” Prof. Mu-ming Poo was invited to attend this event by Prof. Alain Prochiantz, president of College de France. He gave a lecture entitled “Of monkeys and men – Use of non-human primates for studying human biology and diseases”.
On Sep 27th 2019，YANG Hui visited Yonsei University College of Medicine and gave a lecture entitled “Perfecting Targeting in CRISPR’’.
Prof. Mu-ming Poo co-chaired the International Brain Initiative (IBI) Session and gave a presentation during this session. The IBI session is a special program of the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience (IBRO 2019), which was held at Daugu, Korea on September 21-25, 2019.