Thursday, 15 December — Professor Sam Weiss
Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
Adult Neural Stem Cells:  From Basic Science to Therapeutic Applications

Wednesday, 14 December
— Callista Harper
Neuronal trafficking Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Mechanisms segregating local from retrograde trafficking in presynaptic terminals

Wednesday, 7 December Professor Nadia Rosenthal
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) Monash University
Immune modulation of mammalian regeneration


November 2011


Wednesday, 30  November Professor Justin Cooper-White
Tissue Engineering and Microfluidics Laboratory, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and the School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland
Tailored surfaces, scaffolds and diagnostic cell-based microfluidic platforms for small molecule screening, stem cell expansion and controlled tissue genesis

Thursday, 24  November — Professor Roland Jones
University of Bath, United Kingdom
The role of presynaptic NMDA and kainate receptors in synaptic plasticity, synchrony and epileptic activity in the entorhinal cortex.

Wednesday, 23  November Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Head of School of Mathematics and Physics, Director of Centre for Biophotonics and Laser Science, The University of Queensland
Catch, move and twist using optical tweezers

Thursday, 17 November — A/Prof Rupert Lanzenberger
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Molecular and Functional Neuroimaging in Psychiatric Neuroscience using PET and fMRI

Wednesday, 16 November — Clare Foldi
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Mouse models of advanced paternal age: Relevance to Neuropsychiatric Disorders.

Friday, 11 November Prof. Wolfgang and Prof. Roswitha Wiltschko (2:00PM)
J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
How birds use the magnetic field of the Earth for navigation

Thursday, 10 November Professor Patricio O’Donnell
Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Altered peri-adolescent maturation of prefrontal cortical circuits in animal models of schizophrenia

Wednesday, 9 November Professor Colin Masters
Executive Director, Mental Health Research Institute, Laureate Professor, The University of Melbourne
The natural history of Alzheimer’s disease: strategies for diagnosis and therapy

Thursday, 3 November — Dr Yonghui Li
National Research Center for Intelligent Computing System, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Brainnetome Study Based on Diffusion MRI

Wednesday, 2 November Dr Judith Reinhard
Visual and Sensory Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
How the brain makes sense of scents: Lessons from honeybees and humans


October 2011


Wednesday, 26 October Professor David Reutens
Director, Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland
Imaging epileptogenesis

Wednesday, 19 October Associate Professor Peter Noakes
School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland
Highlights in the making and breaking of the neuromotor system

Wednesday, 12 October Dr Massimo Hillard
Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Neurite development and regeneration in C. elegans neurons.

Wednesday, 5 October Associate Professor Markus Wenk
Department of Biochemistry and Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
Lipidomics, new tools and applications

Monday, 3 October  Dr Victor Anggono
Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Neuroscience Howard Hughes Medical Institute The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Activity-dependent regulation of AMPA receptor trafficking


September 2011


Wednesday, 28 September — No Seminar

Wednesday, 21 September Dr Sally Martin
Neuronal Trafficking Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
 

Wednesday, 14 September Professor Yi Sun
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences/Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA Medical School
Epigenetic regulation of stem cell differentiation

Wednesday, 7 September Professor Michael Corballis
Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Language, time, and the lopsided brain


August 2011


Wednesday, 31 August —  Professor Pankaj Sah
Synaptic Plasticity, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
TBA

Wednesday, 24 August — No Seminar

Thursday, 18 August — Dr Louise Cheng
Department of Developmental Neurobiology, National Institute for Medical Research, London
Food for thought: How the growth of Drosophila CNS is spared under Nutrient Restriction

Wednesday, 17 August — No Seminar

Wednesday, 10 August Associate Professor Yimin Zou
Division of Biological Sciences Section of Neurobiology University of California, San Diego
Wnt/Planar Cell Polarity Signaling in Axon Guidance and Spinal Cord Injury

Thursday, 04 August  Professor Cheng He
Department of Neurobiology Second Military Medical University China
Biology of olfactory ensheathing cells in CNS regeneration 

Tuesday, 02 August  Ms Nancy Malintan
Neuronal Trafficking Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute The University of Queensland
Role of Munc18-1 in regulating neuroexocytosis: unravelling the trafficking pathway underpinning Syntaxin-1 delivery to the plasma membrane


July 2011


Wednesday, 27 July Dr Thomas Whitford
NHMRC (CJ Martin) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre Department of Psychiatry The University of Melbourne
Corollary Discharge Abnormalities in Patients with Schizophrenia: Evidence from Electroencephalography and Diffusion-Tensor Imaging

Friday, 22 July  — Ms Sepideh Keshavarzi
Synaptic Plasticity Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
The Medial Nucleus of the Amygdala: Neuronal Classification and Synaptic Transmission

Wednesday, 20 July — No Seminar

Wednesday, 13 July Dr Samuel Solomon
Senior Lecturer Physiology, School of Medical Sciences Bosch Institute, The University of Sydney
Some building blocks for motion vision

Monday, 11 July 
Professor Xiangjun Chen
Department of Neurology, Fudan University Huashan Hospital Shanghai, China
Axonal Transport and Motor Neuron Disease: what we can learn from Swl mouse study?

Friday, 08 July  Professor Misha Tsodyks
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel
Neuronal Population Coding of Parametric Working Memory
Special time 3:00 - 4:00PM

Wednesday, 06 July Dr Tom Burne
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Modelling cognitive symptoms in developmental vitamin D-deficient rats


June 2011


Wednesday, 29 June Associate Professor Fred Meunier
Neural Trafficking Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Touching the void: One vesicle's journey from the center of the cell to the extracellular space

Wednesday, 22 June Professor Andrew Lawrence
Howard Florey Institute. Centre for Neuroscience, University of Melbourne
Reinforcement vs Extinction: the Yin & Yang of mGlu5 signalling

Wednesday, 15 June NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 08 June Dr Kevin Dudley
Psychiatric Epigenomics Laboratory Queensland Brain Institute The University of Queensland
Epigenetic mechanisms associated with vulnerability and resilience to psychiatric disease

Thursday
, 02 June — Dr Xin Yu
Research Fellow, Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH, USA
Characterizing the sensory deprivation-induced plasticity along the whisker-barrel system of adolescent rats: from systemic MRI brain mapping to single cell electrophysiology

Wednesday, 01 June Professor Jason B. Mattingley
Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience Queensland Brain Institute & School of Psychology
The University of Queensland
Parietal control of attention, saccadic remapping and audiovisual integration: Insights from human brain stimulation studies


May 2011


Wednesday, 25 May Professor Sir Robin M MURRAY
Professor of Psychiatric Research, Institute of Psychiatry Honorary Consultant, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Drugs, Stress, and the Onset of psychosis

Monday, 23 May 
Associate Professor Jeremy Crook
Principal Fellow, Department of Surgery – St Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne
Physical exercise activates endogenous neural stem cells in the aged brain

Wednesday, 18 May — Dr Daniel Blackmore
Neural Plasticity Research Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute The University of Queensland
Physical exercise activates endogenous neural stem cells in the aged brain

Tuesday, 17 May 
Dr Naomi Wray
Genetic Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology and Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratories, QIMR
What have we learnt about psychiatric disorders from genome-wide association studies?

Wednesday, 11 May
Dr Alexis Stranahan
Assistant Professor Department of Physiology, Medical College of Georgia
Converging mechanisms for stress and diabetes in the regulation of hippocampal plasticity

Wednesday, 04 May Professor Brian Dean
Head of the Rebecca L. Cooper Research Laboratories and Director of the Victorian Brain Bank Network,
The Mental Health Research Institute, Melbourne
The role of muscarinic receptors in the pathophysiology and treatment of schizophrenia.


April 2011


Wednesday, 27 April Ms Sharon Mason
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute The University of Queensland
The Role of Nuclear Factor One (NFI) in Cortical Development.

Wednesday, 20 April Ms Cornelia Strobel
Synaptic Plasticity Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute The University of Queensland
The medial intercalated cells of the mouse amygdala

Wednesday,13 April
Mr Hugh Simpson
Computational Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Computational modelling of retinotectal map development

Wednesday, 06 April
Dr Ben Emery
Centre for Neuroscience and Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne
Transcriptional control of CNS myelination


March 2011


Wednesday, 30 March Dr Charles Claudianos
Visual and Sensory Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute
The NEUREXIN and NEUROLIGIN complex: CODES, CIRCUITS and COGNITIVE DISORDER.

Wednesday, 23 March Professor Dana H. Ballard
Department of Computer Sciences University of Texas at Austin
Modular Reinforcement Learning as a Model of Embodied Cognition

Thursday, 17 March  - Professor Tianzi Jiang
Brain Imaging and Cognitive Disorders, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Vascular development in the primate retina: the role of guidance and anti-angiogenic factors

Wednesday, 16 March
Professor John Rothwell
The UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Probabilistic motor learning in healthy volunteers and patients with Parkinson's disease studied with transcranial magnetic stimulation

Friday, 11 March  Professor Tianzi Jiang
Brain Imaging and Cognitive Disorders, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
How Brain Networks Correlate with Intelligence?

Wednesday, 09 March Professor Wayne Hall
NHMRC Australia Fellow, and Professorial Fellow,
University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research and the Queensland Brain Institute
The ethical and social implications of proposals to allow normal adults to use neuropharmaceutical drugs to enhance cognitive functioning or replace recreational drugs

Wednesday, 02 March
Dr Allen Cheung
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Thinking Systems 
Queensland Brain Institute, and 
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Neurocomputational principles of animal navigation


February 2011


Wednesday, 23 February Ms Linda May
Nerve Cell Survival Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Amyloid beta initiated p75 neurotrophin receptor death signaling is mediated by GIRK channels

Friday, 18 February Professor Brian Butterworth
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Dept. Psychology, Institution University College London
The science of failing to learn arithmetic
Public Lecture special time 7:00 – 8:00PM

Wednesday, 16 February NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 09 February Ms Qian Wang
Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Investigating GABA-A and Glycine Receptor Structure and Function using Voltage Clamp Fluorometry

Wednesday, 02 February — NO SEMINAR


January 2011


Friday, 28 January Professor Carlos G. Dotti
VIB Molecular Developmental Genetics, KULeuven Center for Human Genetics KULeuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Establishment of neuronal polarity in vivo

Tuesday, 25 January Mr Robiul Islam
Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Discovering novel drugs targeting glycine receptor Cl- channels in pain sensory pathways

Friday, 21 January Dr Shanker Karunanithi
School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland
Neuronal homeostasis in Drosophila