This research facility is with the Institute of Biophysics (IBP), a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute, in Beijing, and is the first joint neuroscience laboratory between Australia and China.

This laboratory brings together complementary expertise and advanced technologies in cellular and molecular systems to discover how functions like learning and memory are regulated, and to use these discoveries to develop new techniques to treat the many neurological and mental diseases facing both countries. There is a particular research focus on dementia, depression and schizophrenia.

A newsletter “Collaborate” has been initiated to highlight the research being undertaken in this laboratory as well as to showcase the researchers themselves.

Issue 1 (2011) can be downloaded here
Issue 2 (2012) can be downloaded here.
Issue 3 (2013) can be downloaded here.

Please contact QBI on qbi@uq.edu.au or by calling 07-3346 6300, should you wish to receive a hard copy of the newsletter, or be added to the mailing list to receive future issues.

The QBI opening took place on 26 September 2010 in Brisbane, opened by Professor Jinghai LI (Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Ms Dianne Farmer MP, State Member for Bulimba. L-R: Mr Gongping REN, Prof Perry Bartlett, Prof Jinghai LI, Ms Dianne Farmer, Prof Debbie Terry, Prof Li LIU.

The IBP opening occurred on 4 November 2010 in Beijing; opened by Professor Jiayang LI, Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. L-R: Prof Rongqiao HE, Prof Jiayang LI, Prof Perry Bartlett.