International Symposium on Neuroscience and Global Health 2018

The Faculty of Graduate Studies collaborated with the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital and Royal Thai Embassy, Oslo, Norway to set up an international symposium on Neuroscience and Global Health 2018, from 6th August 2018 to 8th August 2018.

On 6th August 2018, the International Symposium on Neuroscience and Global Health 2018 was held at the Emeritus Professor Sirin Pibulniyom Meeting Room, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University. Associate Professor Dr. Naipinij Kachapakdee, the coordinator between Mahidol University and University of Oslo, delivered a remark on the objectives of the conference.

Professor Dr. Patcharee Lertrit, the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, together with Professor Dr. Bundit Jaitsawang (the Program Director of the Doctor of Philosophy Program and the Master of Science Program in Neuroscience (International Program) / the Director of Neuroscience Research Center, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University) and Associate Professor Dr. Apinunt Udomkit (the Deputy Director of the Division of Academic Affairs and Program Development, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University) were invited to deliver a welcome speech for the conference. Also, Mr. Sithipon Vejprasit, the ambassador of Thailand to Oslo, Norway delivered a congratulatory remark for organizing the event. After that, several lectures were given:

"Water Channel Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) in the Brain: Structure Function, Localization, and Clinical Impacts" by Professor Dr. Med. Ole Petter Ottersen, the President of Karolinska Institute, Norway.

  • Abnormal Amyloid Drainage in the Brain, Implications for Alzheimer's Disease" by Associate Professor Dr. Reidun Torp.

  • Loss of Astrocyte Polarity: A Common Denominator for Neurological Condition" by Professor Dr. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam from the Institute for Basic Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  • Summary and Progress Reports on the Mahidol-Norway Capacity Building for Institutions in Myanmar (CBIM) and Capacity Building Initiative for ASEAN (CBIA)" by Dr. Patcharee Lertrit, the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

  • "Alumni and Employer Survey for CBIM students" by Dr. Aung Win Tun, the Deputy Dean for International Affairs, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University

  • Methamphetamine-induced Neurotoxicity: From Neuron Cells Degeneration to Cognitive Impairment" by Professor Dr. Bundit Jaitsawang, the Program Director of the Doctor of Philosophy Program and the Master of Science Program in Neuroscience (International Program) / the Director of Neuroscience Research Center, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University

  • "Neuroprotective Effect of Thai Natural Products against Alzheimer's Disease" by Associate Professor Dr. Wipawan Tangnipon, Neuroscience Research Center, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences

  • "Research on Development of Executive Functions and Self-Regulation in Thai children" by Associate Professor Dr. Nuanjan Jutapakdeekul, Neuroscience Research Center, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences

    "The Research Techniques to Study Human Cognitive Processing" by Assistant Professor Dr. Worasit Siriponpanich, Neuroscience Research Center, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences

    "Research on Biological Signaling and Wearable Device in Stress and Mental Health Problems" by Assistant Professor Dr. Sukontha Ngampramuan, Neuroscience Research Center, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences

    "Neuronal Changes in the Maternal Deprivation Model of Early Life Stress" by Assistant Professor Dr. Kittikun Wiwatpinyo, Neuroscience Research Center, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences

    "Brain Exercise for Patients after Stroke" by Associate Professor Dr. Wimonrat Phuwarawutipanich, the Head of the Medical Nursing Department, the Faculty of Nursing