QBI scientists are working to better understand brain function using a strategically balanced suite of scientific models and advanced technologies. Researchers are also studying brain function in the mouse, honeybee, fruit fly, frog, zebra fish and flatworm in an effort to address fundamental human neurological questions.

The Institute’s neuroscientists are exploring the developmental causes of, and possible therapeutic treatments for, a wide range of mental and neurological diseases and disorders.

Diseases Researched section

Ageing dementia
What is ageing dementia?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
Autism
What is autism?
Brain Tumour
What is a brain tumour?
Concussion
What is concussion, and what is the link to irreversible brain disease?
Depression and Anxiety
What is depression and what is anxiety?
Epilepsy
What is epilepsy?
Motor Neuron Disease
What is motor neuron disease?
Multiple Sclerosis
What is multiple sclerosis?
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
What are neurodevelopmental disorders?
Neurotrauma (Spinal Cord Injury)
What is spinal cord injury?
Schizophrenia
What is schizophrenia?
Stroke
Learn about stroke and its signs