Neuroscience seminars at the Queensland Brain Institute play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of this initiative is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

There are three annual distinguished lectures: the Merson Lecture, the Peter Goodenough Lecture and the Toshiya Yamada lecture.

The scheduled QBI Neuroscience Seminar series will be held on Wednesday afternoons from Noon until 1:00 pm in the Level 7 Auditorium of the Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland. Additional seminars may be held at other times as listed below.

Seminar Coordinator: Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Seminar Assistant: Deirdre Wilson

You may also access past seminars from 2005 onwards.

 

Neuroscience Seminars - 2017


January

Monday, 23 January — Professor Andrea L├╝thi
Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Title: Deconstructing fear

Tuesday, 24 January - Professor Li-Huei Tsai
Professor and Director - Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Dept of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Title: Using patterned neural activity to modify Alzheimer’s disease pathology

Monday, 30 January - Dr Jai Yu
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Title: Encoding and storing experience in hippocampal-cortical networks

Tuesday, 31 January - Dr Zhaoyu Li
Research Investigator, Life Science Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Title: Synaptic and circuit mechanisms of sensorimotor integration in C. elegans


February

Wednesday, 8 February -   
Title: TBA

Wednesday, 15 February — Professor Geoff Faulkner
Queensland Brain Institute and Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland
Title: TBA

Friday, 17 February — Dr Adam Walker
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Macquarie University, NSW
Title: Investigating the disease mechanisms of MND and frontotemporal dementia related to TDP-43 pathology

Wednesday, 22 February - Jing Zhao (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: TBA

 


March

Wednesday,  1 March - Dr Lilach Avitan
Queensland Brain Institute, and School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland
Title: Neural coding in the visual system

Wednesday, 8 March - Madhusoothanan Bhagavathi Perumal (PhD Exit Seminar)
Title: TBA 

Wednesday,  15 March -  
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  22 March -  Professor Stuart Crozier
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, University of Queensland 
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  29 March - Professor Scott Tyo
The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Canberra ACT 2600
Title: TBA

 


April

Wednesday,  5 April - 
Title: TBA

Wednesday, 12 April  —
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  19 April - Professor Lars Ittner
School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales
Title: TBA 

Wednesday 26 April -
Title: TBA

 


May

Wednesday,  3 May - 
Title: TBA  

Wednesday,  10 May -  Dr Iris Wang
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  17 May -
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  24 May -
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  31 May - Dr Justin Wong
Head, Gene Regulation in Cancer Lab, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, University of Sydney, NSW
Title: TBA

 


June

Wednesday, 7 June -  Dr Jana Vukovic
Queensland Brain Institute, UQ and School of Biomedical Sciences, UQ
Title: TBA

Wednesday, 14 June - Professor Michael Nilsson
Director, Hunter Medical Research Institute, Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights NSW 2035
Title: TBA

Wednesday, 21 June -
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  28 June -
Title: TBA

 


July

Wednesday,  5 July -  
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  12 July  at 4.00pm - Professor Loren Frank
Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  19 July - 
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  26 July -
Title: TBA

 


August

Wednesday,  2 August  at 4.00pm - Professor Christian Haass
Department of Biochemisty, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  9 August - Professor Linda Richards
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: TBA

Thursday,  17 August - Professor Paola Arlotta
Principal Investigator, Harvard Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology,  Harvard Medical School, USA
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  23 August - Professor Barry Dickson
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland and Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Virginia, USA
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  30 August - A/Professor Frini Karayanidis
Director, Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 
Title:  TBA
 


September

Friday,  6 September -  
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  13 September - 
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  20 September -
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  27 September -
Title: TBA


October

Wednesday,  4 October - Professor John McGrath
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland 
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  11 October - Professor Pankaj Sah
Director, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  18 October -  
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  25 October -  Dr Tim Bredy
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: TBA


November

Wednesday,  1 November -   
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  8 November -
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  15 November -
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  22 November  -   
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  29 November - Dr Patricio Opazo Olavarria
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: TBA

 


December

Wednesday,  6 December -
Title: TBA   

Wednesday,  13 December -
Title: TBA

Wednesday,  20 December - 
Title: TBA

 

Neuroscience Seminars section

Past Seminars
Archived QBI seminars from 2005 onwards.