16 Nov 2015

Opening Ceremony of the Brain and Mind Institute

In celebration of the launch of Brain and Mind Institute (BMI), the following series of events were held on 12 November 2015 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Opening Ceremony of the Brain and Mind Institute
  • Inaugural Lecture of the Stanley Ho Professorship in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • International Symposium on Cognitive and Developmental Neuroscience: From Molecule to Behaviour

With the support from our donor, Dr. Stanley Ho Medical Development Foundation, the Symposium was repeated in Macau on 13 November 2015.

For Symposium details, click here
For media coverage, click here
For photos, click here

29 Jul 2015

BMI Provides Research Start-up Funds for Four New Research Projects

The Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) is pleased to announce its first round of research funding for four research projects (details) . These multidisciplinary projects, being the first to receive research funds from BMI, pool researchers and experts from a wide range of fields, including Linguistics, Otolaryngology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Biomedical Sciences. With these new endeavors, BMI now has research projects in all four of its strategic research areas, namely:

  • Optimizing language learning in early childhood
  • Defining the broad autism phenotype in Chinese societies
  • Enhancing treatments for dyslexia
  • Identifying molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

BMI is interested in funding high-quality, high-impact projects which are fundamentally interdisciplinary, especially preliminary research that cannot be conducted without the Institute’s support. Interested researchers can direct their enquiries to hkbrain@bmi.edu.hk.