On 11th April, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) started to elect the Council Chair. The elected nominees will work on the OHBM Council and Program Committee. One of the Council-Chair nominees is an outstanding scientist from China, Dr. Xi-Nian Zuo from Chinese Academy of Sciences, which shows Chinese scholars in this field are gradually gaining international peer acceptation.
Dr. Zuo is dedicated to promoting international collaborations to accelerate the development of human neuroimaging. He draws from extensive experience in international academic organizations and projects. He provides computational methodology support for the 1000 Functional Connectomes Project; serves as the co-founder and project coordinator of the Consortium for Reliability and Reproducibility (CoRR), which collects imaging data from more than one hundred laboratories around the world; and is the founder and coordinator of the Chinese Color Nest Project (CCPN) which targets a normative developmental trajectory of the human brain across life span. He has heavily engaged in the setup of multiple academic consortiums with the aim to promote the standardization of human brain imaging techniques, including the Chinese Association of Brain Imaging and the REST-meta-MDD consortium. He applies excellent leadership and organization skills in all his research and academic commitments. He also actively serves in academic associations, as the editor of many international academic journals, such as Network Neuroscience,ScienceBulletin, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics/ Neurology/ Neuroscience/ Psychology. Concerned with spreading the knowledge and technology of brain imaging, he regularly organizes courses on human connectomics and international conferences on the human brain development. Moreover, he with his team have made outstanding academic contributions to the study on the human brain mapping of its methodology, reliability and reproducibility as well as lifespan development. He has published more than one hundred papers in academic journals, including Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, and The Journal of Neuroscience topics - with a total citation count of 9,400 indicated by Google Scholar.
The OHBM Annual meeting will be held from June 25th to 29th in Vancouver, Canada. The results will be announced during the Town Hall Meeting, June 28th.