Ms. CAI, Xin-lu and ZHOU, Han-yu, both final year doctoral students from the Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (NACN) Laboratory, CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, the Institute of Psychology have recently received the Young Investigator Award of the 2021 Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS). They both will attend and make the presentation at the virtual congress during April 17th – 21st 2021.
There are a total of 47 Young Investigator Awards granted out from 600 applicants. Ms. Cai is a doctoral student of the Neuroscience Programme of the Sino-Danish College, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ms. Zhou is a doctoral student of the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Both of them are under the mentorship of Dr.Raymond Chan.
MS.Cai will present a title on "Associations of neurological soft signs and cerebellar-cerebral functional connectivity in patient with first-episode schizophrenia and their unaffected siblings", and Ms. Zhou will present a title on "Impaired audiovisual temporal integration in adolescents with early-onset schizophrenia: Evidence from simultaneity judgement tasks and eye-tracking data". Including Ms.Cai and Zhou, this is the eighth time of NACN Lab to receive similar kind of awards for their schizophrenia research findings. But this is the first time to have two students from the NACN Laboratory receiving such an award at the same time.
The SIRS is the most important conference 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.