ASN * American Society for Neurochemistry
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Welcome to the American Society for Neurochemisty

The American Society for Neurochemistry seeks to advance and promote the science of neurochemistry and related neurosciences and to increase and enhance neurochemical knowledge; to advance, promote, support, encourage and facilitate communication among investigators in neurochemistry and related neurosciences; to promote, support, encourage and facilitate the dissemination of information concerning neurochemical research through scientific meetings, seminars, publications and related activities; to promote, support and encourage the research of individual neurochemists and to engage in activities for the advancement of the science of neurochemistry.

 

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ASN Neuro
 
is an open access, peer-reviewed journal uniquely
positioned to provide investigators with the most re-
cent advances across the breadth of the cellular and
molecular neurosciences and the official Journal of
the ASN.
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Award Winners!

Marian Kies Award
Zila Martinez-Lozada
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Jordi Folch-Pi Award
Sergiu Pasca
Stanford University

Sanofi Travel Award
Vladimir Grubisic
Michigan State University

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World Brain Bee Championship  

Future neuroscientists from around the world met in Washington, DC this week to compete in the nineteenth World Brain Bee Championship. The Brain Bee is a neuroscience
competition for young students, 13 to 19 years of age. It was hosted by the American Psychological Association. The American Society for Neurochemistry also provides a
$1,000 check and copy of the Basic Neurochemistry Textbook to the winner.

Elwin Brain Bee WinnerIBBC 3rd Place and ASN Prize Winner: Elwin Raj

Elwin Raj, a student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur, did Malaysia proud when he secured
third place in the International Brain Bee Championship (IBBC) 2017, which ended in Washington, D.C., yesterday.

Elwin, who was the champion of the national-level Neuroscience Competition, 'Malaysia Brain Bee Challenge' (MBBC) 2017, last July,
was the country's sole representative, Joining 24 other champions from their respective countries for the five-day competition which
ran from August 2 to 6, Harian Metro reported. Elwin, speaking to the press from Washington, said he did not expect to make the cut
to the top three after being initially announced as the top five, midway throughout the competition.
“To be honest, I didn’t set any targets. I was just motivated to help Malaysia be placed as among the nations which is also developed
in the field of neuroscience. I also wanted to learn from other contestants and gain experience, as well as explore possible career
opportunities in this field for the future. The other competitors provided a very stiff challenge, as they are also champions in their
respective countries,” he said.
The third place win means Elwin brings home US$1,000 (RM4,281), an opportunity to undergo industrial training in the field of neuroscience at the University of Maryland,
Baltimore, a trophy, a plaque and certificate.

The first and second spots went to Sojas Wagle, 15, from Arkansas, and Milena Malcharek from Poland, respectively.

Elaborating further, Elwin, who is the youngest of three, said he was grateful to god and both his parents, K Kunavathi, 57 and Paul Raj, 65, who worked tirelessly to encourage
him to participate in the IBBC and MBB. "My deepest gratitude also to the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Neuroscience Research Centre director Prof Datuk Dr Jafri Malin
Abdullah, as well as USM medical lecturer and MBBC 2017 project leader, Prof Madya Dr Muzaimi Mustapha. I am also thankful to my mentors who helped me prepare for this
competition, teachers, friends, parent-teacher association and family members who prayed for my success,” he said.

IBBC 2017, organised by the American Psychology Association (APA), is geared towards motivating students aged between 13 to 19 to study the brain, and inspire them towards
a career in basic and clinical neuroscience. Students are tested on knowledge of the human brain, covering subjects such as activity, emotion, memory, sleep, sight, hearing,
Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, addiction and brain research. The competition involved oral tests, neuroanatomy laboratory examinations using actual
human brains, neurohistologi examinations, and component diagnosis of patients.