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MRI Lab Demonstration and Capstone Projects Policy

We are pleased to inform you that UBSN MRI Lab has started to support Lab Demonstration and Capstone Projects. Below are the detailed policies. Lab Demonstration Policies UBSN supports the MRI lab demonstration for the courses in the undergraduate programmes. The lab demonstration is free of charge. The lab demonstration applications (Template) should be submitted at least 8 weeks in advance. No volunteers will be scanned during the MRI lab demonstration. Capstone Projects Policies UBSN supports a limited number of MRI-related Capstone Projects. UBSN supports a maximum of 3 MRI-related Capstone Projects per year with a maximum of 1 project per department. If more than one capstone project is submitted from the same department, it will be on a first-come-first-served basis. The maximum acquisition time of each Capstone Project is 10 hours. The scanning fee for Capstone Project is 1600 HKD/hr. The PI should have sufficient funding to complete the whole project. The Capstone Project approval procedure is consistent with other MRI research projects. The project submission deadline: o Department of Rehabilitation Sciences: 31st March o Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies: 31st October o Department of Health Technology and Informatics: 30th September

21 Mar, 2023


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Press: PolyU develops tDCS treatment for relieving symptoms in ASD

PolyU research team helps enhancing social and cognitive functions of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder through transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation method   One of our UBSN members, Dr. Yvonne HAN from Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, has recently reported regarding her transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) study. Her research team randomly sampled 41 young people, aged from 14 to 21, with mild Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They performed 10 times tDCS treatments at frontal lobe within two weeks. The results were found that the tDCS treatments, combining with cognitive training, may help facilitating the social communication skills and various cognitive functions of the young people with ASD. Dr. Han suggested that this enhancement may be due to the facilitation effect of tDCS on synaptic plasticity and neuronal network connection. She will further explore the effectiveness of tDCS stimulation as a booster or continuous treatment, as well as the feasibility of conducting tDCS treatment at home.   More online coverage: Oriental Daily News - Ming Pao Daily News - Hong Kong Economic Times - Sing Tao Daily - am730 - Ta Kung Pao - Yahoo HK -

1 Mar, 2023


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Three UBSN Management Committee Professors Ranked Top 2% Most Cited Scientists

Stanford University has recently published an update to a database that represented top-cited scientists worldwide†. We are very excited to share the news with you that three of our UBSN management committee professors are ranked among the world's top 2% most-cited scientists. The Stanford research team retrieved Scopus publication data up to 2021 provided by Elsevier and standardised citation data using metrics such as h-index, co-authorship hm-index. The calculation resulted in a list of 100,000 top scientists across the world from 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields.   The three scholars are:  Name  Subject field  Percentile        Prof. Marco Pang (SCOPUS profile link)  Director of UBSN       Rehabilitation  Top 1%  Prof. Benjamin Yee (SCOPUS profile link)  Member of UBSN Management Committee       Neurology & neurosurgery    Top 2%   Prof. Yongping Zheng (SCOPUS profile link)  Member of UBSN Management Committee           Biomedical engineering  Top 2%     †References: Ioannidis, John P.A. (2022), “September 2022 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Mendeley Data, V5, doi: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.5

23 Nov, 2022

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UBSN Newsletter Issue 04

We are pleased to introduce the fourth issue of UBSN Newsletter (please click here to view online), which highlights our MRI Centre Opening Ceremony.   Enjoy the newsletter and thank you for your support. 

15 Jul, 2022



Photo Album of MRI Centre Opening Ceremony and Lab Tour

27 May, 2022


The UBSN MRI Opening Video

The UBSN MRI Opening video can be watched here: MRI Opening video. 

27 May, 2022

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Opening Ceremony of UBSN’s new MRI Centre and Distinguished Lecture on Neuroimaging, Friday, 27 May 2022

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the online Opening Ceremony of UBSN’s new MRI Centre on the morning of Friday, 27 May 2022, which will also include a video introduction to the MRI Centre and UBSN research laboratories. An online Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Tor WAGER, Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, Dartmouth College will be held at 2 pm on the same day.   We look forward to your favourable reply to the online Opening Ceremony, and the online lecture. Please complete the e-RSVP form (Please click on the link).

16 May, 2022

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UBSN Newsletter Issue 03

We are pleased to introduce the third issue of UBSN Newsletter (please click here to view online), which highlights our Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner.   Enjoy the newsletter and thank you for your support. 

10 Dec, 2021


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UBSN Newsletter Issue 02

We are pleased to introduce the second issue of UBSN Newsletter (please click here to view online), which highlights our 4 "News" - New Directorship, New Laboratories, New Website, and New Equipment Booking System.    Enjoy the newsletter and thank you for your support. 

30 Jun, 2021


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Launching of our New Booking System

We are pleased to inform you that our new booking system, the University Research Facility Management System (URFMS), has been launched. Please go to “Booking” to access the URFMS.  Please be reminded that a valid payment source is required before an equipment booking can be made. For further detail, please refer to the “Quick Guide for New Users” and “Quick Guide for Payment Source Owner” (prepared by RO).  Should you have any queries, please contact UBSN staff.   

10 Jun, 2021


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