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Our paper is accepted by Neuropsychopharmocology

Changqing Wang, Mojun Shen, Bryan Guillaume, Yap-Seng Chong, Helen Chen, Seang-Mei Saw, Peter D. Gluckman, Neerja Karnani, Marielle V. Fortier, Michael J. Meaney, Anqi Qiu*, “FKBP5 Modulates the Association between Antenatal Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Neonatal Brain Morphology”, Neuropsychopharmocology.



A/P Qiu is appointed as "Dean's Chair" as the recognition of her research achievements.



Our paper is accepted by Cerebral Cortex

Anqi Qiu, Mojun Shen, Claudia Buss, Yap-Seng Chong, Kenneth Kwek, Seang-Mei Saw, Peter D. Gluckman, Pathik D Wadhwa, Sonja Entringer, Martin Styner, Neerja Karnani, Christine M Heim, Kieran J. O'Donnell, Joanna D. Holbrook, Marielle V. Fortier, Michael J. Meaney, the GUSTO study group, "Effects of Antenatal Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Socio-economic Status on Neonatal Brain Development are Modulated by Genetic Risk", Cerebral Cortex.



Judy's paper is accepted by Cerebral Cortex

Judy A. Kipping, Ta Ahn Tuan, Marielle V. Fortier, Anqi Qiu, "Asynchronous Development of Cerebellar, Cerebello-Cortical and Cortico-Cortical Functional Networks from Infancy, Childhood and Adulthood", accepted.



NUS Young Researcher Award 2016

http://www.nus.edu.sg/uawards/

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Piecing Together Mother’s Stress and Baby’s Genetics to Understand Brain Development

source : Jim Hudziak, M.D. Editor of American Journal of Psychiatry

Human pregnancy is a unique biological and psychological enterprise. It can be argued that no other human life event is more important for the baby, nor more anxiety-provoking for the mother, than pregnancy. In large surveys of stressful life events, it is in the top group, just belowmarriage (1). The circumstances of pregnancy vary. Conception itself can be planned, a surprise, or, in instances of violence, forced upon a woman, and the healthy outcome of the pregnancy for both mother and child is inevitably a focus of concern.



Stressed mums may have 'moddy' babies

source : straitstimes.com

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News in Zaobao

source : zaobao.com.sg

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The effects of prenatal maternal depression

source : infantmentalhealth.com , The Parent Infant Center

There is strong evidence that a mother's depression during pregnancy tends to be associated with later psychological difficulties for her child, including the child's own depression. Are these later difficulties linked to the child's in utero experience and so directly related to the prenatal depression? Or are the child's difficulties more associated with its experiences after birth, perhaps to a continuation of the mother's depression, postpartum? Recent research suggests some answers to these questions.



Maternal Depression May Affect Infant Development

source : psychcentral.com

firefox-gray New research finds that depression among pregnant women may have an impact on their developing babies. Experts have observed that children of depressed parents are at an increased risk of developing depression themselves — presumably a combination of both genetic and environmental factors.



Maternal Depression May Impact Brains of Unborn Children

source : psychnews.psychiatryonline.org

firefox-gray Since depression in pregnancy has been linked with an abnormal right amygdala in newborns, and that brain region is involved in mood disorders, it's possible that depression can be transmitted from mother to child in utero.

 

Highlights

Anqi Qiu*, Ta Anh Tuan, Mei Lyn Ong, Yue Li, Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Helen Chen, Birit FP Broekman, Kenneth Kwek, Seang-Mei Saw, Yap-Seng Chong, Peter D. Gluckman, Marielle V. Fortier, Joanna Dawn Holbrook, Michael J. Meaney, "COMT Haplotypes Modulate Associations of Antenatal Maternal Anxiety and Neonatal Cortical Morphology", American Journal of Psychiatry, 172(2):163-72, 2015. [FEATURE ARTICLE with Editor’s Special Comments, impact factor: 14.721]

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Jamie Yu Jin Thong, Jia Du, Nagulan Ratnarajah, Yanhong Dong, Hock Wei Soon, Monica Saini, Ming Zhen Tan, Anh Tuan Ta, Christopher Chen and Anqi Qiu, "Abnormalities of Cortical Thickness, Subcortical Shapes, and White Matter Integrity in Subcortical Vascular Cognitive Impairment", Human Brain Mapping, 35(5):2320-2332, 2014.

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Xianfeng Yang, Alvina Goh, Shen-Hsing Annabel Chen and Anqi Qiu, "Evolution of hippocampal shapes across the human lifespan ", Human Brain Mapping, 34(11):3075-3085, 2013.

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Anqi Qiu, Lei Wang, Laurent Younes, Michael Harms, J. Tilak Ratnanather, Michael I. Miller, John G. Csernansky, "Neuroanatomical asymmetry patterns in individuals with schizophrenia and their non-psychotic siblings", NeuroImage, 47:1221-1229, 2009.

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Anqi Qiu, Marc Vaillant, Patrick Barta, J. Tilak Ratnanather, Michael I. Miller, "Region of Interest Based Analysis of Cortical Thickness Variation of Left Planum Temporale in Schizophrenia and Psychotic Bipolar Disorder", Human Brain Mapping, 29(8):973-985, 2008.

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Anqi Qiu, Laurent Younes, Michael I. Miller, "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Analysis in Computational Anatomy", NeuroImage, 39(4):1803-1814, 2008.

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Anqi Qiu, Laurent Younes, Lei Wang, J. Tilak Ratnanather, Sarah K. Gillepsie, Gillian Kaplan, John Csernansky, Michael I. Miller, "Combining Anatomical Manifold Information via Diffeomorphic Metric Mappings for Studying Cortical Thinning of the Cingulate Gyrus in Schizophrenia", Neuroimage, 37, 821-833, 2007.

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Anqi Qiu, Deana Crocetti, Marcy Adler, Mark Mahone, Martha Deckla, Michael I. Miller, and Stewart H. Mostofsy, "Basal ganglia volume and shape in children with ADHD", Am J Psychiatry,166:74-82, 2009. (FEATURE ARTICLE)

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