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The brain is made up of “cities” and “buildings” with different functions. Numerous neural connections are like “information roads” that connect them into a network. Based on the brain network, information is transmitted from sensory input, processed in the brain, and ultimately produces memories, emotions, and behaviors. Therefore, understanding the brain requires mastering the “brain map”, which is like having a map when people travel. However, at present, when brain scientists explore the mysteries of the brain, but there is no complete "brain traffic map" for reference.

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On April 24th, local time, the team of Anna Wang Roe, Institute of Systematic Neurology and Cognition, Zhejiang University, published a brain network study online in Science Advances. The latest breakthrough in the method. Their new technology, INS-fMRI, combines infrared light stimulation with magnetic resonance imaging for the first time. This new method allows sub-millimeter brain connections in the living brain, enabling us to be faster and more systematic. Look at the "brain traffic map" to understand the transmission of information. “It’s like, we can not only know that a package departs from a laboratory building in Zhejiang University in Hangzhou to Beijing, but also knows its destination details such as district, street, building and even floor number” Xu Guohua, the first author of the article Introduced in the interview.

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Other participants in the study included the co-first author, PhD studeng Qian Meizhen, correspondent author Dr. Zhang Xiaotong, Dr. Chen Gang and Dr. Anna Wang Roe. They developed INS-fMRI technology to study brain networks in vivo, and their characteristics can be summarized as faster, stronger, and higher.

faster

The anatomical methods used to map brain connections usually involve injecting dyes at several initial locations in the brain, taking weeks to transport the dye and "painting" the nerve connections, then sacrificing the animal to make the brain slices, and finally very time-consuming image reconstruction and analysis. Even so, only a few injection sites can be studied in an animal.

The new technology invented by this research group combines laser stimulation and magnetic resonance imaging to quickly display in three dimensions. Preliminary results can be obtained in 1-2 hours of scanning, which is very convenient for studying brain regions at the whole brain level. The degree of response can be quickly studied in a single-day experiment. Xu Guohua said: "Instead of slowly coloring the road, it is better to send a bunch of express delivery from Hangzhou. In a very short time, we can know which cities they have arrived in."

“In addition, the benefits of INS-fMRI technology are not only fast, but also facilitate the in vivo experiments, greatly reducing the number of animals used, and conducting multiple follow-up studies on the same animal, such as studying brain development,” Wang Jing The professor said.

stronger

Stronger performance means quantifiable and more accurate.

The infrared pulse is illuminated by a 200 micron diameter fiber to the target brain region, causing a neural response in the brain region and associated brain regions. Once the signal is activated, it will cause blood oxygen changes. This blood oxygen signal can be captured by magnetic resonance imaging. "The strength of the connection can be quantified as the magnitude and correlation of the response via the blood oxygenation reaction," Xu Guohua said.

In the early years, Professor Wang Jing was inspired by the use of laser instead of current-activated neurons in cochlear implant research. She began this research and became the first scientist to introduce infrared light stimulation into brain research. The significance of this shift is about precision, the infrared light pulse delivers energy to a very small space, achieving precise stimulation and causing spatial specificity of the connected sites.

higher

Higher performance is high resolution. When using ultra-high field (7 Tesla) magnetic resonance imaging, these response positions can be presented at sub-millimeter resolution. This provides the basis for studying the activities of the various cortical functional columns ("buildings") and the various layers of the cortex ("floors"). "We combined the infrared light stimulation method with functional magnetic resonance and proposed this experimental method for the first time in the world." Wang Jing said.

The so-called functional column is an information processing unit inside the brain, and the size is only two or three hundred micrometers. The primate brains are arranged neatly by these functional columns; each functional column happens to correspond to a specific cognitive function and is connected to each other as a network. Therefore, for primates including humans, it is especially important to map brain connections between macro and micro scales.

However, researchers currently only know that functional columns are functional units, but it is not clear how they are specifically connected. Xu Guohua explained: "It's like many tall buildings with different functions, some schools, some hospitals, etc., but we don't understand how these buildings are connecting."

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“This method can be used to systematically stimulate the cortical function column one by one to fully depict the primate mesoscopic connectome.” Wang Jing introduced that this new technology will be a whole brain network with high-resolution functional columns. The map lays the foundation and opens the door for large-scale research. By clarifying the connections between the various functional columns, it will greatly help us understand how the primate (including human) brain works and brain diseases, and will promote the development of neuroscience, psychology, medicine and artificial intelligence.

In the Science Advances article, the research team reported two application examples, corresponding to the study of long-range connections at the whole brain scale, and high-resolution short-range connections within a local range. Experiments have shown that the application of this new method will probably help us to understand the connection and working principle of the brain, and then better understand the disease and precisely regulate the related brain structure and function.

Paper link:  https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/4/eaau7046

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为给全国高校优秀大学生创建神经科学、生物医学、信息科学等交叉学科学术交流平台,提供与该领域专家教授交流的机会,帮助青年学生更好地了解当前学科发展热点问题,浙江大学系统神经与认知科学研究所定于2019710-12日在景色宜人的杭州举办2019年优秀大学生夏令营。

浙江大学系统神经与认知科学研究所(Zhejiang University Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technology, ZIINT)是由国家“千人计划”入选者,神经领域著名科学家Anna Wang Roe(王菁)教授于2013年在浙江大学华家池校区创立,以交叉学科、高度国际化为主要特色。ZIINT的成立主要为解决认知与行为神经科学领域的重大问题,探索脑高级功能的神经网络机制,在脑功能和脑疾病等相关研究中取得重大突破;为相关医学、神经科学、工程学以及其他领域交叉学科的沟通搭建了桥梁;同时致力于跨学科研究,通过与在浙知名医院紧密合作,真正的推动神经科学从实验室到临床应用的转化。

2020年系统神经与认知科学研究所研究生招生学科为:生物医学工程,神经生物学、人体解剖与组织胚胎学、影像医学与核医学、光学工程,欢迎考生跨学科报考。

一、申请资格

1.具有浓厚的科学研究兴趣,较强的科研能力,有志于生物医学工程、神经生物学等专业的研究,并有继续深造意向。

2.2020届本科毕业生,学业成绩优秀,满足母校“免试推荐”研究生标准,或有志参加全国研究生招生考试报考我所的三年级本科生。

3.英语良好,要求国家六级水平考试480分及以上(460-480分之间,在其他方面有突出表现的,也可予以考虑)或有较好的托福80分及以上)或雅思(5.5分及以上)成绩。

4.专业要求:神经生物学、生物医学工程、计算机科学、光学工程、生物技术、材料科学、信息电子工程、电子、电气、控制类相关专业(包括医学、生物学、药学、数学、物理、化学等)三年级本科生(2020届毕业生)。

二、申请报名

     报名截止日期:201962317:00,请扫描微信二维码报名,填写相关报名信息。

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三、材料审核及录取

1.专家小组审核相关材料后,择优录取25名营员,由浙江大学系统神经与认知科学研究所发放录取名单,录取名单将于626日前在系统神经与认知科学研究所网站上公布(http://www.ziint./),请及时查看。

2.确认参加者请在630日前将回执返回(届时邮件通知)。

四、夏令营日程

本次活动内容包括专家讲座、实验室参观与实验操作、师生座谈等精彩活动。日程安排:

710日下午(13:30后):学员报道登记、安排住宿;

711-712日:专家讲座、实验室参观与实验操作、师生座谈、营员报告与优秀营员选拔。

五、资助条件

    1.营员的食宿由研究所承担并统一安排,并为入选营员报销来杭单程车票(高铁二等座、火车硬座、汽车票),营员请自行预定车票,报销时须提供来程车票。

2.保险:研究所统一购买在浙大活动期间的团体意外保险。

六、注意事项:

1.参加暑期夏令营的学生必须遵守浙江大学的相关规定,按照统一安排参加活动,并注意安全;

2.由于实验室属于高洁净环境,确认参加者须进行结核菌测试(胸透),可经由胸片、皮测或血液等不同方法取得,须于72日前寄回电子版结核菌测试结果(fengxinwei@)。

3.凡参加夏令营者,报到时须携带以下材料:

1)身份证及复印件;

2)申请表中所涉及的相关证书证明材料的原件;

3)英语六级成绩或其他外语成绩;

4)本科学习成绩总表原件。

七、联系方式:

1.浙江大学华家池校区科学楼203办公室,联系人:冯老师,邮箱fengxinwei@电话0571-86971735

2.系统神经与认知科学研究所网站:http://www.ziint./

 

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The brain is made up of “cities” and “buildings” with different functions. Numerous neural connections are like “information roads” that connect them into a network. Based on the brain network, information is transmitted from sensory input, processed in the brain, and ultimately produces memories, emotions, and behaviors. Therefore, understanding the brain requires mastering the “brain map”, which is like having a map when people travel. However, at present, when brain scientists explore the mysteries of the brain, but there is no complete "brain traffic map" for reference.

c1f6f5f8-7c2c-4e76-bb76-3235d91d3c04.jpg

On April 24th, local time, the team of Anna Wang Roe, Institute of Systematic Neurology and Cognition, Zhejiang University, published a brain network study online in Science Advances. The latest breakthrough in the method. Their new technology, INS-fMRI, combines infrared light stimulation with magnetic resonance imaging for the first time. This new method allows sub-millimeter brain connections in the living brain, enabling us to be faster and more systematic. Look at the "brain traffic map" to understand the transmission of information. “It’s like, we can not only know that a package departs from a laboratory building in Zhejiang University in Hangzhou to Beijing, but also knows its destination details such as district, street, building and even floor number” Xu Guohua, the first author of the article Introduced in the interview.

1d50c2a7-6660-45a1-8e02-e2773873f27e.jpg

Other participants in the study included the co-first author, PhD studeng Qian Meizhen, correspondent author Dr. Zhang Xiaotong, Dr. Chen Gang and Dr. Anna Wang Roe. They developed INS-fMRI technology to study brain networks in vivo, and their characteristics can be summarized as faster, stronger, and higher.

faster

The anatomical methods used to map brain connections usually involve injecting dyes at several initial locations in the brain, taking weeks to transport the dye and "painting" the nerve connections, then sacrificing the animal to make the brain slices, and finally very time-consuming image reconstruction and analysis. Even so, only a few injection sites can be studied in an animal.

The new technology invented by this research group combines laser stimulation and magnetic resonance imaging to quickly display in three dimensions. Preliminary results can be obtained in 1-2 hours of scanning, which is very convenient for studying brain regions at the whole brain level. The degree of response can be quickly studied in a single-day experiment. Xu Guohua said: "Instead of slowly coloring the road, it is better to send a bunch of express delivery from Hangzhou. In a very short time, we can know which cities they have arrived in."

“In addition, the benefits of INS-fMRI technology are not only fast, but also facilitate the in vivo experiments, greatly reducing the number of animals used, and conducting multiple follow-up studies on the same animal, such as studying brain development,” Wang Jing The professor said.

● stronger

Stronger performance means quantifiable and more accurate.

The infrared pulse is illuminated by a 200 micron diameter fiber to the target brain region, causing a neural response in the brain region and associated brain regions. Once the signal is activated, it will cause blood oxygen changes. This blood oxygen signal can be captured by magnetic resonance imaging. "The strength of the connection can be quantified as the magnitude and correlation of the response via the blood oxygenation reaction," Xu Guohua said.

In the early years, Professor Wang Jing was inspired by the use of laser instead of current-activated neurons in cochlear implant research. She began this research and became the first scientist to introduce infrared light stimulation into brain research. The significance of this shift is about precision, the infrared light pulse delivers energy to a very small space, achieving precise stimulation and causing spatial specificity of the connected sites.

● higher

Higher performance is high resolution. When using ultra-high field (7 Tesla) magnetic resonance imaging, these response positions can be presented at sub-millimeter resolution. This provides the basis for studying the activities of the various cortical functional columns ("buildings") and the various layers of the cortex ("floors"). "We combined the infrared light stimulation method with functional magnetic resonance and proposed this experimental method for the first time in the world." Wang Jing said.

The so-called functional column is an information processing unit inside the brain, and the size is only two or three hundred micrometers. The primate brains are arranged neatly by these functional columns; each functional column happens to correspond to a specific cognitive function and is connected to each other as a network. Therefore, for primates including humans, it is especially important to map brain connections between macro and micro scales.

However, researchers currently only know that functional columns are functional units, but it is not clear how they are specifically connected. Xu Guohua explained: "It's like many tall buildings with different functions, some schools, some hospitals, etc., but we don't understand how these buildings are connecting."

1556154632.jpg

“This method can be used to systematically stimulate the cortical function column one by one to fully depict the primate mesoscopic connectome.” Wang Jing introduced that this new technology will be a whole brain network with high-resolution functional columns. The map lays the foundation and opens the door for large-scale research. By clarifying the connections between the various functional columns, it will greatly help us understand how the primate (including human) brain works and brain diseases, and will promote the development of neuroscience, psychology, medicine and artificial intelligence.

In the Science Advances article, the research team reported two application examples, corresponding to the study of long-range connections at the whole brain scale, and high-resolution short-range connections within a local range. Experiments have shown that the application of this new method will probably help us to understand the connection and working principle of the brain, and then better understand the disease and precisely regulate the related brain structure and function.

Paper link:  https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/4/eaau7046


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2019年伊始,张孝通副研究员课题组在《IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering》与《Physics in Medicine and Biology杂志陆续发表了其在7T磁共振平台开展的最新研究成果,两篇论文的第一作者分别为课题组硕士研究生王品一与博士研究生高阳


发表在《IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering》的研究题“Evaluation of Submillimeter Diffusion Imaging of the Macaque Brain Using Readout-Segmented EPI at 7T”。弥散张量成像是当前一种能有效观察和追踪大脑白质纤维束的非侵入性检查方法主要用于研究人类和非人类灵长类动物大脑内的白质结构通路和结构连接模式。在临床上,毫米级的弥散张量成像广泛应用于检测超早期脑梗死、阿尔兹海默病、癫痫和脑肿瘤等疾病。但是由于扫描时间过长,图像畸变等因素的存在,因而制约了弥散张量成像的亚毫米级成像研究。近年来,超高场(7特斯拉及以上)磁共振系统的迅速发展,为亚毫米级别的大脑弥散张量成像提供了无限可能,亚毫米级图像不仅能更清晰地显示大脑白质纤维束,还能显示神经与邻近组织结构之间的空间关系,但直至目前,无论是在临床还是科研上,尚未有一种亚毫米级弥散张量成像的标准方法出现。本研究在西门子人体用7特斯拉超高场磁共振系统平台上,运用先进的西门子RESOLVE技术,在3只麻醉猕猴大脑上进行弥散张量图像的采集。通过设置RESOLVE序列中不同的扫描参数采集到不同的毫米级的弥散图像,进而通过一些列对图像信噪比和几何畸变程度的评估,得出最优的成像参数,从而寻找一种用于亚毫米级空间分辨率的弥散张量成像的最优扫描方案;同时,本研究利用这套最优扫描方案进行亚毫米级的弥散张量图像采集,获得了高质量的0.8 mm各向同性空间分辨率弥散张量图像数据,且与1mm各向同性空间分辨率弥散张量图像数据比较发现,亚毫米级弥散张量图像可以更好描绘大脑白质纤维束走向和通路结构,证实了超高场条件下亚毫米级空间分辨率弥散张量成像的可行性,为临床高分辨率弥散张量成像提供了有益的技术参考。

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发表在《Physics in Medicine and Biology》的研究题“A Surface Loop Array for in vivo Small Animal MRI/fMRI on 7T Human Scanners” 基于动物模型的实验一直在神经科学研究中具有不可替代的作用。由于动物专用磁共振系统一般无法容纳大动物,且在同一台磁共振系统上开展动物和人的神经功能比较研究有助于消除不同系统带来的诸多混淆因素影响,因而在人体用磁共振系统上开展大动物研究有其必要性。但是人体用磁共振系统所装配的梯度性能要远低于动物专用磁共振系统,尤其是梯度切换速率限制了对动物进行高分辨率功能磁共振成像的研究,因而制约了高分辨率小动物功能成像研究。本研究在西门子7特斯拉超高场磁共振平台上,提出了一种结合小尺寸发射线圈和多通道接收线圈的新型磁共振射频线圈设计,利用其小范围信号激励能力缩小成像区域,同时结合多通道接收阵列的并行加速能力,最大程度减小图像编码矩阵的尺寸,同时减轻高分辨率功能成像对梯度线圈的性能要求,使得在人用磁共振系统上开展小动物成像研究成为可能。同时本研究的结果证实了低负载的小尺寸表面接收线圈阵列可以提高功能磁共振成像的时域信噪比,为优化功能磁共振成像信号采集的射频线圈设计开拓了新思路。

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Recruiter: Dr.Anna Wang Roe

Email: annawang@

Assistant: Ming Xiong xiongming@

Research Interest: Cerebral cortex;Visual and perceptual neural mechanisms;touch; attention and cognition;Neurotechnology.

Key Word: Optical Imaging; UHF MRI;Electrophysiology;Non-Human primate(NHP); Optical Stimulation; Behavior. 


Seeking two postdoctoral fellows for monkey connectome project at Zhejiang University.Existing connectomes have offered great advances in our understanding of brain networks.However,greater spatial resolution is needed to observe column-based functionally specific networks.We have developed a new in vivo functional tract tracing technique,combining laser stimulation and 7T fMRI with custom made multiarray coils, to achieve a columnar connectome.We seek candidates with strong (1)fMRI background, (2)computational and mathematical background,and/or (3)optical and engineering background.Any of the following will be considered a plus:fMRI experience,strong quantitative and analytical skills,familiarity with MRI analysis platform (e.g. matlab, AFNI,…),understanding of primate brain circuitry,experience with brain connectomes.Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

Zhejiang University’s Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience & Technology (ziint./en/index.asp) is home to 15 labs,an MRI center for human and nonhuman primate research,coil making facility,nonhuman primate facility,2 photon and high throughput microscopy,computer cluster,and viral vector core.We foster an environment of exciting collaborative and interdisciplinary interaction.English is the common language;lectures and seminars are given in English.

 

Zhejiang University is located in Hangzhou,China,an hour by bullet train from Shanghai.Home to beautiful West Lake, Hangzhou is both a modern and a historical city,with an emphasis on culture and environment.Direct flights to Hangzhou are available from LAX,Amsterdam,and multiple cities in Asia.

 

Interested candidates should send a CV,names of 3 references,and a statement of research interests to Dr. Anna Wang Roe at annawang@.

 

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Recruiter: A/Prof.Ruiliang Bai

Email: ruiliangbai@

Research Interests: Novel functional MRI contrasts and methods; Microstructural MRI; Metabolic imaging; CNS disease diagnosis; Stoke diagnosis

Keywords: Brain imaging; High-field MRI; MRI biophysics


A postdoctoral position to conduct ultra-high-field MRI methods development and application studies is available in ZIINT, under the supervision of both Prof.Anna Roe and A/Prof.Ruiling Bai. ZIINT features an MRI center for both human and animal work (Zhejiang University-Siemens Brain Imaging Research Center) which houses a 3T Prisma and 7T Magnetom,MR-compatible sensory stimulus presentation systems, human MR-compatible EEG system,coil making facility, and animal support equipment. 


This project will be focused on developments of MRI sequences and methods on the 7T MRI.The potential directions includes but is not limited to (1) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and related imaging techniques;(2) advanced diffusion MRI for microstructure imaging;(3) temperature mapping;(4) high-resolution CBF and CBV imaging.Another direction would be the applications of these newly developed sequences,for example, in the diagnosis of brain disorders by collaborating with hospitals nearby. The candidate will also have the chance to combine other methodologies developed in PI's lab, including optical imaging,neurophysiology, focal brain stimulation methods (electrical, pulsed near infrared stimulation,and optogenetics stimulation).


Candidates should have a strong research background in MRI technique,especially on Siemens platform. Familiarity with Matlab and MRI physics is a plus. Candidate should have ability to work both independently and as part of a team with other neuroscientists, MR physcists, and animal care personnel.


Please send CV,research statement and names of three references to:

Email: ruiliangbai@; Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Ruiliang Bai, Associated Professor

Zhejiang University Director of Zhejiang University Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technologe(ZIINT)


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脑科技领域是国家科技发展战略中的重点方向,为了进一步推动脑科学研究与脑机融合技术的科技创新,培养理、工、医等多学科交叉的跨领域人才,浙江大学求是高等研究─系统神经与认知科学研究所【赖欣怡教授课题组】,特面向海内外公开招聘博士后2-3名,竭诚欢迎海内外精英加盟。

浙江大学系统神经与认知科学研究所成立于2013年,主要目标为解决认知与行为神经科学领域的重大问题,探索脑高级功能的神经网络机制,在脑功能和脑疾病等相关研究中取得重大突破;为相关医学、神经科学、工程学以及其他领域交叉学科的沟通搭建了桥梁;同时致力于跨学科研究,将与各大医院紧密合作,使科研成果产业化,真正的推动神经医学的发展。

赖欣怡课题组致力于发展先进的神经工程技术,通过生医微机电技术、超高场磁共振成像技术、神经调控技术、计算神经科学的多学科交叉整合创新,开发脑科学研究及脑疾病诊治需要的关键技术,主要研究:(1)神经调控技术:发展磁兼容聚焦超声及脑深部电刺激技术应用于脑功能与神经精神疾病的研究;(2)脑机接口:研究(非人)灵长类触动觉神经编码机制;(3)生医微机电芯片传感器:采用生医微机电技术开发具复合功能的神经探针与生医微芯片系统。近三年已获3项国家自然科学基金(主持2项、子课题负责人1项)、1项科技部国家重点研发计划(骨干)、2项中央高校科研经费(主持1项、共同主持1项),及1项省级大科学装置研制项目(子课题负责人1项)等资助。

 

【应聘人员基本条件】

1、已取得工程学、生物学、医学或药学等相关专业博士学位。

2、良好的独立科研能力及科学素养、富有责任感和团队协作精神。

3、良好的英文阅读、写作和口头交流能力。

4、年龄35周岁以下,身体健康。

5、以下背景经验者优先考虑:

(1)动物脑手术实验经验。

(2)结构与功能核磁共振影像分析。

(3)神经电生理数据分析及神经信息编码与解码模型。

(4)良好的编程能力,熟悉Matlab、C或R语言。

(5)生医微机电制程及芯片设计经验。

【工作待遇】

    工资及福利待遇按国家博士后相关规定执行,年薪一般15 - 20万元人民币;优秀博士可申请浙江大学国际交流计划引进项目,获批年薪可达30万元人民币;提供教师公寓(优惠价租赁)

 

【需提供的材料】

申请者通过电子邮件,邮件主题请注明:“博士后应聘_姓名”,提供如下材料:

1、个人简历(包括一般情况、受教育经历、工作经历、专业技能及特长、各类研究项目、各类发表论文、各类奖励等);

2、2~5篇代表性论文的PDF全文版;

3、研究兴趣及受聘后的工作设想和目标。

 

【联系方式】

赖欣怡教授

联系邮箱:laihy@

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SHARED FACILITY

  • Highfield MRI

  • Nonhuman Primate Facility

  • Two Photon Microscopy

  • High Throughput Microscopy

  • RF Coil

  • 3Dprinting and Machinng

  • Computer Cluster

  • Viral Vector Core

  • Highfield MRI

  • Nonhuman Primate Facility

  • Two Photon Microscopy

  • High Throughput Microscopy

  • RF Coil

  • 3Dprinting and Machinng

  • Computer Cluster

  • Viral Vector Core

THE TEAM

ABOUT US

Zhejiang University Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technology (ZIINT) was founded in 2013 by Prof. Anna Wang Roe on Huajiachi Campus. Prof. Anna Wang Roe is an internationally well-recognized scentisit in the field of neuroscience and its related interdisciplines. The ultimate goal of ZIINT is to do fundamental researches in the field of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, to explore the neural network mechanism of brain advanced function, and to achieve major breakthroughs in brain function and brain diseases. Another goal of ZIINT is to establish links for related disciplines in fields of medicine, neuroscience, engineering and other fields, and work closely with major industries and hospitals to develop new technologies for neuroscience studies and promote our fundamental researches for clinical translation.


Currently, ZIINT has the only actively shielded 7T Ultra-High field magnetic resonance system - the "MAGNATOM 7T" in China, and a live-two-photon imaging system, and also has the top neuroscience and brain cognitive research equipment with automatic, high-throughput, high-speed fluorescence scanning systems recognized by the scientific community, moreover the institute has established 20 basic research laboratories, and is equipped with multiple public experimental platforms to support each laboratories working.


Since the establishment of ZIINT, 16 outstanding PIs have been recruited, they have good academic literacy and profound research capacity, involving a wide range of research fields. A total of 25 funding projects have been awarded by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the Fund Development Committee Major Research Project Nurturing Project, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the 973 Scientific and Technological Problem - Oriented Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the National 863 Program. Since our enrollment in 2014, we have already recruited 34 doctoral students and 13 master students. At the same time, high-quality cross-disciplinary international conferences such as "Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Technology" and "Asia-Pacific Symposium on Advances in UHF MRI" high-field magnetic resonance and other meetings are held each year. The sharing of research experience and technology provides an international front-line communication platform to further promote the development of the field and the exploration of new fields in cross-disciplines. At the same time, we conduct collaboration program with a number of hospitals in Hangzhou to directly promote scientific research achievements conversion.


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