Prof Soong Tuck Wah: Round the Bend!
Calcium channels were first discovered in 1950s by A.V. Hill and later led by Bernard Katz. Three investigators - Katz, Paul Fatt and Bernard Ginsborg did pioneering research in the field of calcium channels and unravelled many aspects of nerve propagation and synaptic transmission. Calcium channels gained attention much later and have now been established to play critical role in even the simplest neuromuscular circuit. Prof. Soong Tuck Wah, has been behind the discovery of several novel voltage-gated calcium channel splice variants. His research interests include evaluation of role of adaptor proteins on calcium channel function, regulation of calcium channel function and determination of alternative splicing mechanisms and investigation of physiological role of calcium channel splice variation in knock-out mouse. Although Prof. Soong's scientific career was entirely nurtured in Singapore, he has travelled extensively to different laboratories around the world to learn specialized techniques and gain exposure. He is currently the Head of the Department of Physiology at the National University of Singapore with an inspiring track record of high ranking publications. The story of how he identified his niche area of research is something every neuroscientist in Singapore must know. Read more...
SNA Travel Award
SNA has set aside funds to support its members traveling to and presenting at international Neuroscience conferences. The SNA Travel Awards Recipients for the year 2011 are:
Ms Pooneh Memar Ardestani
Ms Qiu Lifeng
Mr Parakalan Rangarajan
Ms Madhuvika Murugan
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Brain Bee Competition
The International Brain Bee is a non-profit neuroscience competition for high school students. Its aim is to motivate students to learn about the brain, to capture their imagination, and to inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research.—SNA is the official Singapore National Brain Bee Coordinator. Contact us for more details...