President - Satoshi Kida, Ph.D.,  University of Tokyo (Japan)

Treasurer - Bong-Kiun Kaang, Ph.D.,  Seoul National University (Korea)

Secretary-general - Weidong Li, M.D., Ph.D.,   Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Council Member

Satoshi Kida, Ph.D.,  University of Tokyo (Japan)

Bong-Kiun Kaang, Ph.D.,  Seoul National University (Korea)

Weidong Li, M.D., Ph.D.,   Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Hee-Sup Shin, M.D., Ph.D.,   Institute for Basic Science (Korea)

Yasunori Hayashi, M.D., Ph.D.,   Kyoto University (Japan)

Yong-Seok Lee, Ph.D.,   Seoul National University (Korea) 

The MCCS is an international organization focused on fostering exchanges in the field of Molecular and Cellular Cognition. Besides our headquarters in North America, we have major branches in Asia, and Europe. The first meeting of MCCS Asia took place immediately before the 2005 Japanese Neuroscience meeting in Yokohama.

History of Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society

The field of MCC has its roots in the pioneering studies of the role of NMDA receptor in long-term potentiation and spatial learning. The studies that crystallized the field used knock out mice to look at the role of the alpha calcium calmodulin kinase II and fyn kinase in hippocampal long-term potentiation and spatial learning.

Molecular cellular cognition became an organized field with the formation of the Molecular Cellular Cognition Society. Our organization has no membership fees and meetings that emphasize the participation of junior scientists. The first meeting took place in Orlando, Florida on November 1st, 2002. As of October, 2009 our society has organized 19 meetings in North America, Europe and Asia, and includes more than 2300 members.

Methods employed in MCC include transgenic organisms (i.e. mice), in vitro and in vivoelectrophysiology, and behavioral analysis. Modeling is becoming an essential component of the field because of the complexity of the multilevel data generated.

Currently, MCCS has more than 2,900 members and the list is growing quickly. Once you become a member of MCCS, you will belong to a group of people who are dedicated to the promotion, development, and sharing of information about the molecular and cellular basis of cognitive function.

2019 MCCS - Asia Symposium

Korea’s Seoul National University will be the site of the 2019 MCCS-Asia Symposium, September 19-20. This year’s symposium is organized by KSBNS synapse section, Seoul National University Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience and is supported by Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation.

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for prominent experts from both overseas and local scientists, especially members of KSBNS, to discuss and share the latest developments in molecular, cellular, and systemic aspects of cognition in health and disease.

Registration is free but required, please register by 1 August 2019 at KSBNS website. The final program and website for registration will be available shortly.

For more information regarding the 2019 MCCS - Asia Symposium details, click here.