Mr. LI zhi, a final year of doctoral student from the Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, the Institute of Psychology has recently received the Young Investigator Award of the 6th Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS). Mr. Li attended the conference on April 4-8th 2018 in Florence, Italy and reported his work on “Association between social anhedonia and topological profile of brain network in schizophrenia”. There are a total of 15 Young Investigator Awards granted out from 600 applicants. Including Mr. Lizhi, this is the seventh time of the NACN Lab to receive similar kind of awards for their schizophrenia research findings. Dr. Raymond Chan received the Young Investigator Award and the Senior Scientist Award from the Biennial Workshop of Schizophrenia (former name of the SIRS) in 2004 and 2008, respectively, and the Young Investigator Award from the ICOSR in 2007; Dr. Ya Wang received the Young Investigator Award from the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR) in 2009, and Dr. Yi WANG received the Young Investigator Award from the SIRS in 2014 and the ICOSR in 2017. The SIRS and ICOSR are the two most important biennial meetings in the field of schizophrenia research. For the past few years, over a thousand of researchers and scientists came from different countries attended each conferences and exchange their data, techniques and ideas, which helped to facilitate the scientific research and clinical treatments.
Dr. Raymond CHAN also led his team members and students from NACN Laboratory and from collaborators of the joint lab between Chinese University of Hong Kong and Shanghai Mental Health Centre to make a series of presentations at the SIRS, including Dr. WANG Yi (assistant researcher) on neural mechanism of facial perception in individuals with schizotypy, a poster on the heritability of social mistrust in adolescent healthy twins (on behalf of Ms. Han-yu Zhou, a 2nd year master student), Ms. Min-yi Chu (a final year of master student in Shanghai Mental Health Centre) on anhedonia in institutionalized patients with schizophrenia, and Dr. Kira Qi (a doctoral graduate from the Department of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong).
Mr. LI Zhi is discussing his topological imaging finidngs of social anhedonia in schizophrenia
A group photo (from left to right): Dr. Yi Wong, Dr. Raymond Chan, Ms. Min-yi Chu, a master student at the Shanghai Mental Health Institute, and Mr. Zhi Li.
Dr. Yi Wang at her poster
Dr. Raymond Chan is illustrating his poster to the audience