Wednesday, 26 November — Dr Benjamin Yee
Laboratory of Behavioural Neurobiology, Neuroscience Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
Modulation of cognitive function via glycine transporter 1: relevance to schizophrenia

Wednesday, 19 November — Dr Mark Schira
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
40 years of mystery, how the fovea is represented on human visual cortex

Wednesday, 12 November — Dr Tracie Paine
Behavioural Genetics Laboratory McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, US
Attenuation of cortical PKA disrupts attention and stimulates locomotor activity in rodent models

Wednesday, 5 November — Dr Ethan Scott
Lecturer and Affiliate Research Fellow School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Observation and Manipulation of Neural Circuits using Gal4 Enhancer Trapping in Zebrafish

Thursday, 30 October — Dr Timothy Bredy
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour, Los Angeles US
Epigenetic Mechanisms Associated with the Extinction of Conditioned Fear

Wednesday, 29 October — Dr Mark Murphy
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology University of Melbourne
Genetics and memory of stress, fear and anxiety

Wednesday, 22 October — Professor Michael Walker
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Animal magnetism: Structure, function and use of the magnetic sense in animals

Tuesday, 21 October — Professor Jeremy Turnbull
Chair of Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Director, Centre for Glycobiology, University of Liverpool, UK and Chief Scientific Officer, IntelliHep Ltd, UK
Decoding Heparan Sulphate Function in Neural Development and Neurodegeneration

Wednesday, 15 October — Professor David O'Carroll
Insect Vision Research, Department of Physiology / Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Adelaide
Detection of moving objects and features by a small brain

Wednesday, 8 October — Professor Joe Lynch
Laboratory Head, Molecular Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute
New drugs targeting inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors

Friday, 3 October — Dr Andrew Barron
Centre for the Integrative Study of Animal Behaviour, Macquarie University, Sydney
Cocaine and the Honey Bee Brain

Wednesday, 1 October — Associate Professor Dr Sally Dunwoodie
Laboratory Head, Developmental Biology Program Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
Notch Signalling, somitogenesis and abnormal vertebral segmentation

Monday, 22 September — Dr Damien Keating
Bio Innovation SA Research Fellow, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Human Physiology, Flinders University
Identifying novel regulators of cell communication as potential linkers to neurodegeneration

Friday, 19 September — Dr Anthony Isles
Senior Lecturer, Psychological Medicine, University of Cardiff, UK
RNA-editing and serotonin 2C function in a mouse model for Prader-Willi syndrome

Wednesday, 17 September — Dr Robert Hester
Senior Research Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Executive dysfunction in drug dependence

Wednesday, 3 September — Professor David Adams
Laboratory Head - Cellular Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute
Analgesic conotoxins targeting neuronal nicotinic receptors or GABA-B receptors?

Friday, 29 August — Dr Anna Dunaevsky
Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Department of Bio Med Neuroscience, Brown University, US
Neurons and glia take shape in development, disease and learning

Wednesday, 27 August — Professor Andrea Yool
Discipline of Physiology, School of Molecular & Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide
Role of Aquaporin-1 as a dual water and ion channel

Tuesday, 19 August — Professor Charles Watson
Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Sydney
Genetic neuroanatomy - from ontogeny to ontology

Monday, 18 August — Professor Leah Krubitzer
Centre for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, US
How does evolution build a complex brain?

Wednesday, 6 August — Associate Professor Helen Cooper
Laboratory Head - Neural Migration, Queensland Brain Institute
The multi-talented receptor Neogenin regulates key events in neural development

Monday, 4 August — Associate Professor Fahmeed Hyder
Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology and Biomedical Engineering; Program Director, Quantitative Neuroscience with Magnetic Resonance, Yale University, US
Energetics of neural signaling and fMRI activity

Wednesday, 30 July — Dr Darryl Eyles
Laboratory Head - Developmental Neurobiology, Queensland Brain Institute
Translating Schizophrenia Epidemiology into Neuroscience: Developmental vitamin D deficiency and advanced paternal age

Wednesday, 23 July — Dr Cath Latham
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
Munc-y business in membrane fusion: deciphering Munc18/SNARE interactions regulating exocytosis

Thursday, 17 July — Professor Philip Smith
Professor and Head of School, Department of Psychology, School of Behavioural Science, University of Melbourne
An Integrated Theory of Attention and Decision Making in Visual Signal 
Detection


Wednesday, 16 July — Professor David Vaney
Visual & Sensory Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Visual Processing in the Inner Retina: Timing is Everything

Tuesday, 15 July — Sir Gustav Nossal, AC, CBE,  FAA, FRS  Eminent Australian Scientist
Inaugural Peter Goodenough Memorial Lecture
Philanthropy - A search for global health:a new 21st century paradigm

Wednesday, 9 July — Dr Peregrine Osborne
Senior Lecturer Medicine, Northern Clinical School, Kolling Institute of Medical Research - University of Sydney
TRPV1 inhibition by estrogen and the GDNF family ligand artemin in somatosensory nociceptors

Wednesday, 2 July — Dr Judith Reinhard
Visual and Sensory Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Making sense of scents: How bees detect, process and learn complex odours

Friday, 27 June — Dr Ian Blair
ANZAC Research Institute Northcott Neuroscience Laboratory
Molecular Genetic Insights into ALS

Wednesday, 25 June — Dr Tim Behrens
MRC Research Fellow in Computational Biology, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
Learning and the Anterior Cingulate Cortex


Wednesday, 18 June — Dr Andrew Delaney
Synaptic Plasticity Lab, Queensland Brain Institute
Noradrenaline inactivates release sites at a glutamatergic basket synapse in the central amygdala:  presynaptic inhibition via a change in N

Wednesday, 11 June — Professor Hartwig Siebner
Department of Neurology, University of Kiel, Germany
Brain imaging of neurogenetics in Parkinson disease

Wednesday, 4 June — Dr Charles Claudianos 
Senior Research Fellow, Visual and Sensory Neuroscience Group, The Queensland Brain Institute
'Neurexin and Neuroligin in the Synapse: Fundamental roles in brain development, learning and memory'

Wednesday,  21 May — Dr Simon Koblar
Senior Lecturer in Schools of Medicine and Molecular Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide;  Head, stroke Research and Repair Programme
Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells - the tooth fairy and brain repair?

Wednesday,  14 May — Professor Rob Lewis
Director, Centre for Sinchrotron Science, Monash University
Detailed real-time images of live subjects using medical imaging beamlines

Tuesday, 29 April — Professor Nelson Spruston
Dept. Neurobiology and Physiology, Institute for Neuroscience, Northwestern University, Chicago, US
Synapse distribution and dendritic excitability optimize integration and plasticity in hippocampal pyramidal neurons

Monday, 21 April — Professor Derek Denton, ACFRS, FAA, FRCP
Founding Director of the Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine
The Evolutionary Emergence of Consciousness

Wednesday, 16 April — Dr Charlotta Lindwall
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Lab, Queensland Brain Institute
Transcriptional control of cortical development - multiple roles for Nfia and Nfib

Wednesday, 9 April - Mr Geoff Osborne
Director, Flow Cytometry Facility, QBI/AIBN
Positional sorting and other recent advances in flow cytometry

Wednesday, 2 April — Dr Marien DeBruijne
Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
Encoding a chemical world:  Behavioural and neuronal responses to odours in Drosophila

Thursday, 27 March — Nana Sunn
Manager, Ultrasound Core Facility, Queensland Brain Institute
From implantations to adulthood: applications of in vivo ultrasound biomicroscopy technology in mice

Wednesday, 26 March — Dr Terrance Johns
Oncogenic Signalling Laboratory, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Glioma: Therapeutic Antibodies Targeting Key Signalling Pathways

Wednesday, 12 March— Professor Mary Hayhoe
Department of Psychology, University of Texas, US
Factors controlling allocation of gaze in natural, dynamic environments

Wednesday, 12 March — Professor Dana Ballard
Department of Computer Science, University of Texas, US
Distributed Synchrony: A Model of Cortical Signaling

Wednesday, 27 February — Dr Floyd Qiang Shan
Prefrontal Cortex Lab, Queensland Brain Institute
Ca2+ stimulated type 1 Adenylyl Cyclase is essential for the remote memory maintenance

Wednesday, 20 February — Professor Mike Dragunow
Director, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
The life and death of human brain cells

Tuesday, 19 February — Dr Hua-Shun Li
Director, West China Institute of Developmental & Stem Cell Lab, Sichuan University, China
Molecular control of asymmetric cell division

Tuesday, 12 February — Dr Bruce Graham
Dept. of Computing Science & Mathematics, University of Stirling, Scotland
Modelling short term plasticity and information transmission at an auditory synapse

Monday, 11 February — Dr Angela Yu
Centre for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behaviour, Princeton University, US
Seeing patterns in randomness:  Irrational superstition or adaptive behaviour?

Wednesday, 6 February — Professor David Willshaw
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Measuring and modelling maps of retinocollicular connections