“Neural and Structure” Symposium “神经与结构”学术研讨会在伦敦成功举办

由伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network)主办的“神经与结构”学术研讨会于2017年4月12日在伦敦大学学院(UCL)成功举行。本次会议由剑桥MRC分子实验室和UCL的两位博士后,张凯和周雅博士担任会议主席,UCL在读博士陈焕发担任会议执行主席,并结合数十位伦敦及周边地区的学生学者之力,共同邀请了神经生物学和结构生物学两个领域的多位资深华人学者和学术新秀同台发表主题报告。他们围绕神经科学和结构生物学的发展历史,现状和具体应用,以及两个领域大融合可能带来的学科发展机遇进行了深入浅出,透彻而全方位的分析,共同带领大家走近脑科学和电镜下近乎原子级的微观结构世界。

The “Neural and Structure” academic symposium was successfully hosted by the London PhD Network at University College London (UCL) on April 12, 2017. The symposium was hosted by two postdocs Dr. Zhang Kai from the Cambridge MRC Molecular Laboratory and Dr. Zhou Ya from UCL who served as the conference chairpersons. The PhD candidate Chen Huanfa from UCL served as the conference executive chairperson. With joint efforts of dozens of students and scholars from London and surrounding areas, LPN invited a number of senior and young Chinese scholars in the fields of neurobiology and structural biology to deliver keynote reports on the same stage. They focused on the development history, current situation and specific applications of neuroscience and structural biology, as well as the potential opportunities for the development of disciplines brought about by the integration of the two fields. They conducted thorough and comprehensive introduction to brain science and electron microscopy, as well as the world of microstructures at the near atomic level.

图为参会嘉宾,学者等与会人员的合影
Group photo of guests, scholars and other participants

本次会议中,来自伦敦大学学院(UCL)、卡迪夫大学(Cardiff University)、牛津大学(University ofOxford)、东安格利亚大学(University of East Anglia)、普利茅斯大学(Plymouth University)、克里克研究所(The FrancisCrick Institute)、剑桥分子生物学实验室(MRC-LMB)以及FEI公司的14位优秀学者为大家带来了精彩纷呈的演讲,内容涉及神经科学发展历史和高分辨显微镜技术方法,神经损伤修复,大脑对睡眠及空间方向的定位以及如何运用多潜能干细胞模拟人类疾病。结构生物学部分,会议重点讨论了该领域的技术新星——冷冻电子显微镜在解析生命体重要蛋白、神经元离子通道等中的具体应用以及该领域与神经科学领域相结合所带来的发展机遇及学科展望。

来自伦敦及周边地区的逾百名博士、博士后及教授参加了会议,与会者进行了友好热烈的学术交流。会议得到中国大使馆科技处的大力支持,蒋苏南公参在会上发表了题为《中国科技创新和中英合作展望》的主题报告,并对此次活动进行了高度评价。伦敦博士联盟亦将秉承搭建多学科交流平台的宗旨,为学术科研工作者服务。

In this meeting, fourteen outstanding scholars from University College London (UCL), Cardiff University, University of Oxford, University of East Anglia, Plymouth University, the Francis Crick Institute, Cambridge Molecular Biology Laboratory (MRC-LMB), and FEI gave wonderful presentations, which covered the development history of neuroscience and high-resolution microscopy technology and methods, nerve damage repair, the brain’s orientation of sleep and space, and how to use pluripotent stem cells to simulate human diseases. In the structural biology section, the symposium focused on the new technology — cryo-electron microscopy and its application in the field of neuroscience including the analysis of vital proteins, neuron ion channels, etc. More than one hundred PhD students, postdocs and professors from London and surrounding areas attended the symposium. The participants had a friendly and warm academic discussion and communication. The meeting received support from the Science and Technology Department of the Chinese Embassy. Minister Counselor Mr. Sunan Jiang presented a report entitled “Science and Technology Innovation in China and Sino-British Cooperation Prospects ” at the meeting and spoke highly of the event. The LPN will be dedicated to building a multidisciplinary exchange platform to serve academic and scientific researchers.


【主办方介绍】
伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network,简称LPN)是由以伦敦为轴心的各知名高校和研究机构的博士生,博士后,导师和教授组成的青年高科技学术团体,精心组织系列学术和科技交流研讨会,定期邀请业界资深专家教授讲座报告,协同青年学者学术展示和职业发展。该联盟于2015年9月发起,在中国驻英使馆科技处的关怀下迅速成长。目前已有600多位活跃会员,联盟成员研究方向涵盖了生物医学、健康产业、能源交通、计算机网络、金融商业和社会学科等多个国家重点投资发展的领域。该联盟的主旨是积极推动伦敦地区中国青年学者的科研交流、合作和转化,同时为热衷产业化和商业化的精英人士提供职业咨询平台。