The IBRO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) is the IBRO Regional Committee composed of elected voluntary leadership that focuses on supporting and promoting neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region based on its specific needs and conditions. Our activities include:

  • Advising IBRO leadership on regional needs, challenges and opportunities
  • Providing resources for Asia-Pacific researchers and those interested in Asia-Pacific neuroscience
  • Serving as IBRO regional ambassadors
  • Developing and proposing the annual budget for IBRO’s Asia-Pacific activities
  • Reviewing Asia-Pacific and global grant applications
  • Holding an annual committee meeting to review, discuss and identify Asia-Pacific neuroscience priorities
  • Working closely with the Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS), the IBRO Asia-Pacific member societies and other Asia-Pacific and global scientific networks to increase brain research and awareness in the region.

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IBRO-APRC Committee Members serve for 3-year terms (according to current IBRO Regulations established in November 2022) and have the option to run for re-election once. Candidates for new members are proposed by our Governing Council to the Nominations Committee who then evaluates and shortlists the final candidates. They are then presented to the Governing Council in an online election process that ultimately determines the new members. 

Yukiko Goda (2021-26, Chair 2024-26)
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Graduate University

Abbas Haghparast (2022-24)
Shahid Beheshti University of medical Sciences

Aurnab Ghose (2019-21; 2022-24)
Associate Professor
India Institute of Science Education and Research

Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren (2019-24)
Brain Science Institute; Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences

Jana Vukovic (2024-26)
Associate Professor 
The University of Queensland

Mouna Maroun (2024-26)
Vice President for Research and Development; Full Professor 
University of Haifa

Seungbok Lee (2022-24)
Seoul National University
South Korea


Sukumal Chongthammaku (2024-25)
Mahidol University