Two neuroscience researchers from Brain Research Institute Monash Sunway (BRIMS) were invited by Meiji University, Japan to speak at their 366th International Interchange Staff Seminar. The seminar was part of the Meiji-Monash University Research Collaborative Seminar 2017.

Professor Ishwar Parhar, Director of BRIMS and Head of Neuroscience at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS) presented the talk “‘Reproductive functions of deep brain photo receptors’ while Associate Professor Tomoko Soga spoke on ‘Effects of social isolation on neuronal regulation of reproduction’ and ‘Effects of social stress on serotonin system in the brain’.

In December last year, Monash University Malaysia and Meiji University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote collaborative research initiatives between both universities. The initiatives include staff and student exchange opportunities as well as knowledge exchange sessions, such as this seminar. This will serve to enrich both universities culturally and scientifically, especially in the neuroscience field, and also to promote future scientific developments in neuroscience technologies in both countries.

 


Professor Ishwar Parhar (front row, center) and Associate Professor Tomoko Soga
(front row, far right) pictured with staff and students from Meiji University after the seminar.

 

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