Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry was founded in 1991at the meeting in Sydney of the international society of Neurochemistry. The main of this association was to promote neurochemistry in Asia Pacific Region. The first elected president was Emeritus Professor Graham Johnston who was then the professor of Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry at University of Sydney, Australia. It was a replica of American and European regional neurochemistry societies, holding their meetings and events every alternate year when ISN meeting is not hold.
Memberships for APSN is open to all individuals, scientist, scientific societies which have significant interest in neurochemistry and to the collaboration and associations within Asia Pacific region.
APSN promotes research and development in the field of Neurochemistry by spreading information and by arranging meetings to encourage contacts between its members and collaborated society. The Asia-Pacific region has special challenge because of the extreme breadth of cultural, scientific diversity and economy in the region. Countries involved in APSN include China, Beijing, Australia, Taipei, India, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. They also hope to include Asia Pacific countries such as Indonesia Fiji, Pakistan, Nepal, and Papua New Guinea in the future.
Currently APSN is led by president “Andrew J Lawrence”. He is committed to serve his members and also to improve neurochemistry branch and its research and development within the region. To achieve this APSN have to get strong relationships and collaboration with national neuroscience and neurochemistry societies within the Asia-Pacific. The main goal is to spread these relationships further and build a strong network of cooperation within the region.
1. ISN Special Neurochemistry Conference, 1-4 June, 2016, Coimbra, Portugal
2. ICBEM, May 25-28 2016, Hong Kong
3. 14th Annual Meeting of Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry 2016
4. ASEAN Neuroscience 2015