The Travel Awardees named for
The 28th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society

Thank you for your support and interest to our Travel Award. This year we have encouraged young members of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNSS) working abroad to apply for the Travel Award. We have also encouraged a graduate student, a postdoctoral fellow or a junior faculty in an IBRO Asian-Pacific Regional Committee (APRC)-membership country to apply for the Special Travel Award for Asian Scientists.
Our Program Committee has selected the following 34 final candidates of the awardees from 47 applicants. They will accept their awards during general assembly meeting in the evening of July 26. We would like this meeting to be an internationally open opportunity for academic exchange.

Special Travel Award for Asian Scientists
(by country/region according to authors' notation)

Ming-Chang Chiang (Taiwan)
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica
Session No: O2C-01
Title: CREB contributes to suppression of the A2A adenosine receptor promoter by mutant Huntingtin with expanded polyglutamine residues

Yulin Dong (P.R. China)
Department of Anatomy, and K. K. Leung Brain Research Centre
The Fourth Military Medical University
Session No: P3-160
Title: Brainstem nociceptive reflex pathways from trigeminal subnucleus caudalis to facial or hypoglossal nucleus

Mahin Ganjkhani (Iran)
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
Zanjan University of Medical Sciences
Session No: P3-202
Title: Gabaergic receptors in rostral ventrolateral medulla mediates the cardiovascular responses to activation of bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the female

Kusumika Gharami (India)
Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University
Session No: P2-130
Title: Apoptosis of glutamatergic neurons of the cerebellar deep nuclei precedes Purkinje cell degenerationin toppler cerebellum

Masoumeh Hatam (Iran)
Physiology Department, Medical School
Hormozgan University of Medical Science and Health services
Session No: P3-174
Title: Glutaminergic receptors in the Bed nucleus stria terminalis, effects on cardiovascular regulation

Shi-Yong Huang (PR China)
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences
Session No: P2-029

Ca2+-permeable and Ca2+-impermeable AMPA receptors coexist on horizontal cells

Esther S.K. Lai (Hong Kong)
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Session No: P1-082
Title: Developmental profile of ionotropic glutamate receptors in spinal vestibular neurons of rats

Jaeger W.K. Lau (Hong Kong)
Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University
Session No: P3-037
Title: Developing vestibular neurons display altered commissural projections with depletion of chondroitin sulfates of the hindbrain matrix

Hee Jae Lee (Korea)
Medical Science Institute, College of Medicine
Kangwon National University
Session No: P2-279
Title: Pharmacogenomic study on adverse effect, neutropenia, of clozapine

Mu-Feng Li ?P.R. China?
Key Laboratory of Neurobiology, Shanghai Institute of Physiology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Session No: P2-282
Title: Toosendanin inhibits pore formation of botulinum toxin type A at PC12 cells

Seyed Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh (Iran)
Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences,
Tarbiat Modarres University
Session No: P2-288
Title: Effect of intraentorhinal microinjection of selective A2A receptor agonist on piriform cortex kindled seizures in rats

Tapas Chandra Nag (India)
Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of medical Sciences
Session No: P1-191
Title: Neurons of the human retina in Peripheral microcystoid degeneration. An immunohistochemical study

V. Sankar (India)
Department of Anatomy, Dr. A.L.M. Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
University of Madras
Session No: P2-104
Title: Amniotic Epithelial Cells - a better alternate to neural transplantation in spinal cord injury repair research

Chorthip Santanavanich (Thailand)
Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University
Session No: P3-192
Title: The cAMP-dependent transcription mechanism for the induction of melatonin synthesis by dopamine

Siamak Shahidi (Iran)
Department of Physiology, Medical School
Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
Session No: P1-074
Title: Study the role of Supramammillary nucleus on LTP induction in the hippocampus of the rats

Vahid Sheibani (Iran)
Neuroscience Research Center
Kerman University of Medical Science
Session No: P2-010
Title: Effect of Dorsal Raphe Nucleus Stimulation on Response of Layers IV Barrel Cortical Neurons in Anesthetized Rat

Amanpreet Singh (India)
Pharmacology Division University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Panjab University
Session No: P1-259
Title: Possible effect of FK 506 on 6-hydroxydopamine-induced Parkinson's model in rats and on cytotoxicity in SH-SY5Y dopaminergic cells

Akkradate Siriphorn (Thailand)
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Mahidol University
Session No: P2-103
Title: The axon reaction in distal segment of the crushed sciatic nerve after Pueraria mirifica treatment in rats studied by a polyclonal antibody marker of neurofilament protein

Tao Su ?P.R. China?
Institutes of Neuroscience, Guangzhou Medical College
Session No: P2-289
Title: Changes of Kv4.2 channel and KChIP1 expression in lithium-pilocarpine-induced epilepsy rat model

Kyoungho Suk (Korea)
Department of Pharmacology,
Kyungpook National University School of Medicine
Session No: P2-126
Title: Proteomic analysis of nitrosative stress response in mouse astrocytes: a role of heme oxygenase-1 and manganese superoide dismutase in cytoprotection

Y.C. Tse (Hong Kong)
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Session No: P3-096
Title: Orientation-specific maturation time and frequency responsiveness of utricle-related central neurons

Ra. Vetrivelan (India)
Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Session No: P2-221
Title: Effects of blockade of α1 adrenoceptors of medial preoptic area on sleep-wakefulness and body temperature

Guang-Li Wang (P.R. China)
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Session No: P1-305
Title: Data processing in multi-electrode recording

Jianhong Wang (P.R. China)
Section of Cognitive and Mental Disorder and Brain Research,
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Session No: P2-285
Title: Comparing the behavioral effects of prenatal haloperidol and clozapine exposure with postnatal withdrawal in mouse offspring

Shengxi Wu (P.R. China)
Department of Anatomy and K.K. Leung Brain Research Centre,
Faculty of Basic Medicine, The Fourth Military Medical University
Session No: P1-159
Title: Colocalization of neuronal and cell-cycle markers in GABAergic neuron progenitors in the mouse neocortex

Hua Zhang (P.R. China)
Institute of Neurobiology, Fudan University
Session No: O2B-03
Title: A Novel Conotoxin μ-conotoxin SIIIA from Conus Striatus potently blocks tetrodotoxin-resistant sodium channels in rat dorsal root ganglion neurons.

Jie Zhang (P.R. China)
Center for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Institute of Biophysics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Session No: P2-271
Title: Nicotine reduces β-amyloidosis by regulating metal homeostasis

Travel Award (in alphabetical order)

Takanori Hashimoto  (U.S.A)
Translational Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Session No: P2-228
Title: Preprosomatostatin mRNA expression in the prefrontal cortex of subjects with schizophrenia

Yoshikazu Isomura (U.S.A)
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN), Rutgers University
Session No: SY2-15
Title: Hippocampal input and output signals mediated by theta and ripple oscillations

Kazuo Kitamura (United Kingdom)
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London
Session No: P3-007
Title: Two-photon dendritic calcium imaging of cerebellar Purkinje cells in vivo

Ko Matsui (U.S.A)
Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
Session No: O2F-02
Title: High concentration rapid transient of glutamate mediates neuron-glia communication via ectopic release

Nozomu Nakamura (U.S.A)
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, The Rockefeller University
Session No: SY1-04
Title: Changes in interneuronal phenotypes and neuronal plasticity regulated by estradiol in the adult rat hippocampus

Teiichi Nishiki (U.S.A)
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center
Session No: P1-005
Title: Dual Roles of Synaptotagmin I in Ca2+-dependent Neurotransmitter Release

Takaomi Sakai (U.S.A)
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, College of Medicine
Session No: O2G-06
Title: Overexpression of a circadian clock gene, period, in Drosophila central complex enhances long-term memory formation

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Special Travel Award Application for Asian-Pacific Scientists in the IBRO Asian-Pacific Regional Committee (APRC)-membership Countries
The applicant does NOT need the advanced registration on the Meeting Web Site.

Amount of Travel Award:
Max 100,000 JPY per person
The Travel Award will be delivered at this meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (JNSS).

Number of Awardees:
Max 20 recipients

1. The applicant should be a scientist (a graduate student, a postdoctoral fellow or a junior faculty) in an IBRO Asian-Pacific Regional Committee (APRC)-membership country (*) other than Japan.
2. The applicant should be a presenting author of this JNSS Meeting.
3. The applicant should be 45 yrs old or younger.
(*) Australia, China, Hong-Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Application Materials: (will not be returned to applicants)
All documents should be prepared using the MS Word format.
1. Curriculum Vitae: name, date of birth, nationality, institution and current position, mailing address, phone/fax numbers, e-mail address, education, professional experience, honors/awards, list of 5 publications or less (include all the authors as listed on the publication), Conferences/ Workshops/Courses attended within past 5 years (state if grant was provided for the above, and from which organization).
2. Abstract of the work to be presented at this JNSS meeting.
3. A letter of recommendation (e.g. by the supervisor or the head of the department).
4. An estimate of costs for a round-trip between Tokyo and applicant's place of residence at the most inexpensive class.

Send the Application Materials to:
Send an email of application to Congress Secretariat ( with the above application materials 1-4. The applicant does NOT need to register on the Meeting Web Site.

Deadline for Application:
February 21st 12:00 (+09 JST)

Selection and Notification:
The Program Committee will review the applications and select the awardees. The awardees will be notified by the end of April, 2005. The fellowship will be delivered at this JNSS Meeting.
For more information, registration and abstract submission, please contact to the Congress Secretariat (

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