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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

2019-04-25 READ MORE

為給全國高校優秀大學生創建神經科學、生物醫學、信息科學等交叉學科學術交流平臺,提供與該領域專家教授交流的機會,幫助青年學生更好地了解當前學科發展熱點問題,浙江大學系統神經與認知科學研究所定于2019710-12日在景色宜人的杭州舉辦2019年優秀大學生夏令營。

浙江大學系統神經與認知科學研究所(Zhejiang University Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technology, ZIINT)是由國家“千人計劃”入選者,神經領域著名科學家Anna Wang Roe(王菁)教授于2013年在浙江大學華家池校區創立,以交叉學科、高度國際化為主要特色。ZIINT的成立主要為解決認知與行為神經科學領域的重大問題,探索腦高級功能的神經網絡機制,在腦功能和腦疾病等相關研究中取得重大突破;為相關醫學、神經科學、工程學以及其他領域交叉學科的溝通搭建了橋梁;同時致力于跨學科研究,通過與在浙知名醫院緊密合作,真正的推動神經科學從實驗室到臨床應用的轉化。

2020年系統神經與認知科學研究所研究生招生學科為:生物醫學工程,神經生物學、人體解剖與組織胚胎學、影像醫學與核醫學、光學工程,歡迎考生跨學科報考。

一、申請資格

1.具有濃厚的科學研究興趣,較強的科研能力,有志于生物醫學工程、神經生物學等專業的研究,并有繼續深造意向。

2.2020屆本科畢業生,學業成績優秀,滿足母校“免試推薦”研究生標準,或有志參加全國研究生招生考試報考我所的三年級本科生。

3.英語良好,要求國家六級水平考試480分及以上(460-480分之間,在其他方面有突出表現的,也可予以考慮)或有較好的托福80分及以上)或雅思(5.5分及以上)成績。

4.專業要求:神經生物學、生物醫學工程、計算機科學、光學工程、生物技術、材料科學、信息電子工程、電子、電氣、控制類相關專業(包括醫學、生物學、藥學、數學、物理、化學等)三年級本科生(2020屆畢業生)。

二、申請報名

     報名截止日期:201962317:00,請掃描微信二維碼報名,填寫相關報名信息。

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三、材料審核及錄取

1.專家小組審核相關材料后,擇優錄取25名營員,由浙江大學系統神經與認知科學研究所發放錄取名單,錄取名單將于626日前在系統神經與認知科學研究所網站上公布(http://www.ziint./),請及時查看。

2.確認參加者請在630日前將回執返回(屆時郵件通知)。

四、夏令營日程

本次活動內容包括專家講座、實驗室參觀與實驗操作、師生座談等精彩活動。日程安排:

710日下午(13:30后):學員報道登記、安排住宿;

711-712日:專家講座、實驗室參觀與實驗操作、師生座談、營員報告與優秀營員選拔。

五、資助條件

    1.營員的食宿由研究所承擔并統一安排,并為入選營員報銷來杭單程車票(高鐵二等座、火車硬座、汽車票),營員請自行預定車票,報銷時須提供來程車票。

2.保險:研究所統一購買在浙大活動期間的團體意外保險。

六、注意事項:

1.參加暑期夏令營的學生必須遵守浙江大學的相關規定,按照統一安排參加活動,并注意安全;

2.由于實驗室屬于高潔凈環境,確認參加者須進行結核菌測試(胸透),可經由胸片、皮測或血液等不同方法取得,須于72日前寄回電子版結核菌測試結果(fengxinwei@)。

3.凡參加夏令營者,報到時須攜帶以下材料:

1)身份證及復印件;

2)申請表中所涉及的相關證書證明材料的原件;

3)英語六級成績或其他外語成績;

4)本科學習成績總表原件。

七、聯系方式:

1.浙江大學華家池校區科學樓203辦公室,聯系人:馮老師,郵箱fengxinwei@電話0571-86971735

2.系統神經與認知科學研究所網站: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


2019-04-25 READ MORE

2019年伊始,張孝通副研究員課題組在《IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering》與《Physics in Medicine and Biology雜志陸續發表了其在7T磁共振平臺開展的最新研究成果,兩篇論文的第一作者分別為課題組碩士研究生王品一與博士研究生高陽


發表在《IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering》的研究題“Evaluation of Submillimeter Diffusion Imaging of the Macaque Brain Using Readout-Segmented EPI at 7T”。彌散張量成像是當前一種能有效觀察和追蹤大腦白質纖維束的非侵入性檢查方法主要用于研究人類和非人類靈長類動物大腦內的白質結構通路和結構連接模式。在臨床上,毫米級的彌散張量成像廣泛應用于檢測超早期腦梗死、阿爾茲海默病、癲癇和腦腫瘤等疾病。但是由于掃描時間過長,圖像畸變等因素的存在,因而制約了彌散張量成像的亞毫米級成像研究。近年來,超高場(7特斯拉及以上)磁共振系統的迅速發展,為亞毫米級別的大腦彌散張量成像提供了無限可能,亞毫米級圖像不僅能更清晰地顯示大腦白質纖維束,還能顯示神經與鄰近組織結構之間的空間關系,但直至目前,無論是在臨床還是科研上,尚未有一種亞毫米級彌散張量成像的標準方法出現。本研究在西門子人體用7特斯拉超高場磁共振系統平臺上,運用先進的西門子RESOLVE技術,在3只麻醉獼猴大腦上進行彌散張量圖像的采集。通過設置RESOLVE序列中不同的掃描參數采集到不同的毫米級的彌散圖像,進而通過一些列對圖像信噪比和幾何畸變程度的評估,得出最優的成像參數,從而尋找一種用于亞毫米級空間分辨率的彌散張量成像的最優掃描方案;同時,本研究利用這套最優掃描方案進行亞毫米級的彌散張量圖像采集,獲得了高質量的0.8 mm各向同性空間分辨率彌散張量圖像數據,且與1mm各向同性空間分辨率彌散張量圖像數據比較發現,亞毫米級彌散張量圖像可以更好描繪大腦白質纖維束走向和通路結構,證實了超高場條件下亞毫米級空間分辨率彌散張量成像的可行性,為臨床高分辨率彌散張量成像提供了有益的技術參考。

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發表在《Physics in Medicine and Biology》的研究題“A Surface Loop Array for in vivo Small Animal MRI/fMRI on 7T Human Scanners” 基于動物模型的實驗一直在神經科學研究中具有不可替代的作用。由于動物專用磁共振系統一般無法容納大動物,且在同一臺磁共振系統上開展動物和人的神經功能比較研究有助于消除不同系統帶來的諸多混淆因素影響,因而在人體用磁共振系統上開展大動物研究有其必要性。但是人體用磁共振系統所裝配的梯度性能要遠低于動物專用磁共振系統,尤其是梯度切換速率限制了對動物進行高分辨率功能磁共振成像的研究,因而制約了高分辨率小動物功能成像研究。本研究在西門子7特斯拉超高場磁共振平臺上,提出了一種結合小尺寸發射線圈和多通道接收線圈的新型磁共振射頻線圈設計,利用其小范圍信號激勵能力縮小成像區域,同時結合多通道接收陣列的并行加速能力,最大程度減小圖像編碼矩陣的尺寸,同時減輕高分辨率功能成像對梯度線圈的性能要求,使得在人用磁共振系統上開展小動物成像研究成為可能。同時本研究的結果證實了低負載的小尺寸表面接收線圈陣列可以提高功能磁共振成像的時域信噪比,為優化功能磁共振成像信號采集的射頻線圈設計開拓了新思路。

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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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腦科技領域是國家科技發展戰略中的重點方向,為了進一步推動腦科學研究與腦機融合技術的科技創新,培養理、工、醫等多學科交叉的跨領域人才,浙江大學求是高等研究─系統神經與認知科學研究所【賴欣怡教授課題組】,特面向海內外公開招聘博士后2-3名,竭誠歡迎海內外精英加盟。

浙江大學系統神經與認知科學研究所成立于2013年,主要目標為解決認知與行為神經科學領域的重大問題,探索腦高級功能的神經網絡機制,在腦功能和腦疾病等相關研究中取得重大突破;為相關醫學、神經科學、工程學以及其他領域交叉學科的溝通搭建了橋梁;同時致力于跨學科研究,將與各大醫院緊密合作,使科研成果產業化,真正的推動神經醫學的發展。

賴欣怡課題組致力于發展先進的神經工程技術,通過生醫微機電技術、超高場磁共振成像技術、神經調控技術、計算神經科學的多學科交叉整合創新,開發腦科學研究及腦疾病診治需要的關鍵技術,主要研究:(1)神經調控技術:發展磁兼容聚焦超聲及腦深部電刺激技術應用于腦功能與神經精神疾病的研究;(2)腦機接口:研究(非人)靈長類觸動覺神經編碼機制;(3)生醫微機電芯片傳感器:采用生醫微機電技術開發具復合功能的神經探針與生醫微芯片系統。近三年已獲3項國家自然科學基金(主持2項、子課題負責人1項)、1項科技部國家重點研發計劃(骨干)、2項中央高校科研經費(主持1項、共同主持1項),及1項省級大科學裝置研制項目(子課題負責人1項)等資助。

 

【應聘人員基本條件】

1、已取得工程學、生物學、醫學或藥學等相關專業博士學位。

2、良好的獨立科研能力及科學素養、富有責任感和團隊協作精神。

3、良好的英文閱讀、寫作和口頭交流能力。

4、年齡35周歲以下,身體健康。

5、以下背景經驗者優先考慮:

(1)動物腦手術實驗經驗。

(2)結構與功能核磁共振影像分析。

(3)神經電生理數據分析及神經信息編碼與解碼模型。

(4)良好的編程能力,熟悉Matlab、C或R語言。

(5)生醫微機電制程及芯片設計經驗。

【工作待遇】

    工資及福利待遇按國家博士后相關規定執行,年薪一般15 - 20萬元人民幣;優秀博士可申請浙江大學國際交流計劃引進項目,獲批年薪可達30萬元人民幣;提供教師公寓(優惠價租賃)

 

【需提供的材料】

申請者通過電子郵件,郵件主題請注明:“博士后應聘_姓名”,提供如下材料:

1、個人簡歷(包括一般情況、受教育經歷、工作經歷、專業技能及特長、各類研究項目、各類發表論文、各類獎勵等);

2、2~5篇代表性論文的PDF全文版;

3、研究興趣及受聘后的工作設想和目標。

 

【聯系方式】

賴欣怡教授

聯系郵箱:laihy@

2018-05-03 READ MORE

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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