Lists of archived QBI seminars from 2005 onwards are available. Click below to access seminars by year.

2016

January

Wednesday, 20 January — Genevieve Phillips (PhD  Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Visual ecology of predator-prey relationships on the coral reef

Wednesday, 27 January - Dr Nela Durisic
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Quantitative super-resolution microscopy: how well can we count single molecules?


February

Wednesday, 3 February — Dr Hari Subramanian
Senior Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: The midbrain periaqueductal gray: Critical interface between the emotional and the autonomic brain

Friday, 5 February: Special Seminar - Professor Marc Tittgemeyer
Group Leader, Translational Neurocircuitry Group, Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany
Title: Perspective for in-vivo characterization of basal ganglia loops

Title: Wednesday, 10 February — A/Professor Kai-Hsiang Chuang
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Restless resting-state: neural basis and application in rodent models

Wednesday, 17 February - Karly Turner (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Measuring attention in rodents

Wednesday, 24 February - Dr Kenneth T Kishida
Human Neuroimaging Laboratory & Computational Psychiatry Unit, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA
Title: Measurements of dopamine and serotonin release with sub-second temporal resolution in humans: Implications for understanding mechanisms underlying human decision-making, cognition, and mental illness.


March

Wednesday,  2 March - Professor Colin L Masters, 
Head of the Neurodegeneration Division, The Florey Institute, Laureate Professor, The University of Melbourne
Title: Alzheimer’s disease: Aβ amyloid is the critical target for primary (pre-AD) and secondary (preclinical) disease-modifying strategies 

Wednesday,  9 March -  Dr Alex Puckett
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Measuring the effects of attention in human cortex using fMRI

Wednesday,  16 March -  Dr Marta Sinclair
Senior Lecturer, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane
Title: The Current State of Intuition Research and Possible Synergies with Neuroscience

Thursday,  24 March at 4.00pm - Dr Sonke Johnsen
Professor of Biology, Duke University, Durham USA
Title: Colorful but colorblind shrimp, not so cryptic silvery fish, and the giant eyes of giant squid:  Three short tales of biological optics

Wednesday,  30 March -  Professor John Lin
Lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Tasmania
Title: The development of next generation of optogenetic tools for improved control and observation of neuronal functions


April

Tuesday, 5 April at 1.00pm in the Level 7 Seminar Room  — Yan Zhang (PhD  Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Physiological properties of glycinergic synapses with defined subunit compositions

Wednesday,  6 April from 2.00 - 5.00pm: CJCADR Translational Research Seminar
at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland      
Seminar Speakers: Professor Rob Capon, Professor Jonathan Baell, Professor Des Richardson, Professor Maree Smith, Craig Belcher and Stephaine Surm and Professor Jürgen Götz

Thursday, 7 April at 11.30am in the Level 7 Seminar Room  — Cirong Liu (PhD  Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Studying brainnetome of DISC1 and socially isolated mice with diffusion MRI

Tuesday,  12 April - Professor Patrick Chauvel
Staff Neurologist, Neurological Institute, Epilepsy Center of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Title:  Déjà vu and reminiscences (data from intra-cerebral recordings) 

Wednesday,  13 April -  NO SEMINAR

Wednesday 20 April at 11.00am - Professor Brian Butterworth
Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Dept. Psychology, University College London, UK
Title: Mathematical disabilities.

Wednesday,  20 April at 12.00pm - Professor Diana Laurillard
Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, London Knowledge Lab at University College London, UK 
Title: Learning ‘number sense’ through digital games with intrinsic feedback

Thursday,  21 April - A/Professor Mike O'Sullivan
Reader in Clinical Neuroscience, King's College London and Consultant Neurologist, Strategy Lead for Stroke, King's Health Partners, UK
Title: White matter connections and human memory: nuances and flexibility in the mapping of structure and function

Wednesday,  27 April - Professor Fred Meunier
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Footprint of SNARE assembly and disassembly during neuronal communication


May

Wednesday,  4 May - 10th A+PD Symposium   

Wednesday,  11 May -  Dr Stanley Heinze
Department of  Biology, Faculty of Science, Lund University, Sweden
Title: Merging information about direction and distance - the bee central complex as plausible neural substrate for path integration

Wednesday,  18 May - Professor Alan Mackay-Sim
Professor Emeritus, Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University
Title: The cell biology of schizophrenia

Wednesday,  25 May - Professor David Small
Professorial Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Title: Molecular mechanisms associated with neural network dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease


June

Wednesday,  1 June -  NO SEMINAR

Wednesday,  8 June -  Dr Lucy M Palmer
Lab Head, Neural Network Laboratory, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience  and Mental Health, University of Melbourne
Title: The functional importance of dendritic integration in cortical neurons

Wednesday,  15 June - A/Professor Massimo Hilliard
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Axonal fusion: an alternative mechanism to repair injured axons

Wednesday,  22 June - Professor Glenda Halliday
Senior Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC, Professor of Neuroscience, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW and Team Leader, Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW
Title: Identifying different proteinopathies in patients with frontotemporal dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases - are we ready for clinical trials that target pathological proteins?

Wednesday,  29 June - Emilia Lefevre (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Neural mechanisms of MK-801 induced sensitisation 

Thursday,  30 June at 9.00am - Gerhard Leinenga (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Investigations of the effects of scanning focused ultrasound in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease


July

Wednesday,  6 July -   Professor Mike Ryan
Department of Biochemistry and  Molecular Biology, Biomedical Discovery Institute, Monash University, VIC 3800
Title: Mitochondrial biogenesis: dynamic protein complexes for a dynamic organelle

Wednesday,  13 July - Dr Jason Howitt
Florey Research Fellow, Protein Trafficking and Signalling Laboratory, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Parkville VIC 3052
Title: Targeting autism using mechanism based therapeutics - Can we cure autism and do we want to?

Wednesday,  20 July - NO SEMINAR

Wednesday,  27 July - Aung Aung Kywe Moe (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute,  University of Queensland
Title: Evaluating long-term consequences of adolescent antipsychotic exposure 


August

Wednesday,  3 August -   NO SEMINAR

Wednesday,  10 August - NO SEMINAR (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)

Wednesday,  17 August - A/Professor Supriya Srinivasan
Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA
Title: Neurobiology of Body Fat Metabolism: Lessons from C. elegans

Peter Goodenough Memorial Lecture
Thursday, 18 August at 5.00pm - Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi FRCP
NIHR Dementia Biomedical Research Unit, Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
King's College London, UK
Title:  What causes MND?

Wednesday,  24 August - Dr Simon R Schultz
Head, Neural Coding Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College, London, UK
Title: Analysis of information encoding and dynamics in optically recorded cortical circuits

Wednesday,  31 August - A/Professor Chamindie Punyadeera
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Translational Research Institute, Queensland University of Technology
Title:  Human Saliva: Linking Oral Fluids With Systemic Diseases


September

Friday,  9 September at 3.00pm -  Professor Geoff Cumming
School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus, VIC 3086
Title: Significance roulette and Open Science: The research practices we need for better science

Wednesday,  14 September - Professor Bernard Balleine
Head, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of NSW, Kensington NSW 2052
Title: Predictive learning and the cognitive control of action

Wednesday,  21 September - A/Professor Margie Wright
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Using imaging and genetics to unravel the complexity of the human brain

Wednesday,  28 September - Morgane Nouvian (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Molecular and neural mechanisms underlying the olfactory modulation of aggression in honeybees


October

Wednesday,  5 October -  Professor Shuba Tole
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India 
Title: Cell fate specification in the developing cerebral cortex

Friday,  7 October -  Professor Klaas Enno Stephan
Director, Translational Neuromodeling Unit (TNU), Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
Title: Translational Neuromodeling

Wednesday,  12 October - Dr Marta Garrido
Queensland Brain Institute and Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland
Title: Predictive coding in sensory learning

Wednesday,  19 October -  Dr Jocelyn Widagdo
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Activity-dependent RNA methylation in learning and memory

The Merson Lecture
Wednesday, 26 October at 5.00pm  - Professor Terry Sejnowski
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Title: "A Deep Dive into Deep Learning"

Thursday, 27 October at 12.00pm  - Professor Terry Sejnowski
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Title: "While you were sleeping: Memory consolidation"


November

Wednesday,  2 November - Natalie Lee (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: The role of Neogenin in epithelial morphogenesis

Wednesday,  9 November - Dr J Bertran Gonzalez
DECRA Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
Title: Slow down, Old-Timer! – How ageing is making us rush

Wednesday,  16 November - Ilvana Dzafic (PhD  Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: The neuroimaging and genetics of emotion perception in schizophrenia.

Wednesday,  23 November  -  Professor Sam Berkovic
Director, Epilepsy Research Centre, Melbourne Brain Centre, Austin Health Heidelberg VIC 3084 
Title: Epilepsy: From genes to cures for the sacred disease? 

Thursday,  24 November - Dr Tara Walker
Senior Research Associate, Kempermann Group, Center for Regenerative Therapies,
Dresden, Germany
Title: Activation of a latent hippocampal precursor population

Friday,  25 November at 11.40am  -  Professor Anil Seth
Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex, UK 
Title: The new neuroscience of consciousness: solving the real problem

Wednesday,  30 November -
Title: TBA

 


December

Wednesday,  7 December -   NO SEMINAR - ANS CONFERENCE 

Friday,  9 December -   Professor Peter Dayan
Director, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, UK
Title: Reverse Replay during Human Problem Solving

Monday,  12 December - Professor Ray Dolan
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London,  UK
Title: Value Representational Plasticity

Tuesday,  13 December - Professor Mu-ming Poo
Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Title: Neural Plasticity: from Synapse to Cognition

2015

January

Wednesday, 14 January — Paola Spadaro (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: The role of regulatory long non-coding RNAs in adaptive behaviour

Wednesday, 28 January — Dr Sarah Medland
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Title: Using collaboration to advance our understanding of brain structure: Results from the ENIGMA consortium


February

Monday, 02 February — Assistant Professor Adam Claridge Chang
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Title: The superior serotonergic neurons promote tranquillity in Drosophila

Wednesday, 04 February — Professor Gordon Wallace
Director of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong
Title: 3D Bioprinting – New Dimensions for Bionics

Thursday, 05 February — Dr Steven Zuryn
Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), Strasbourg, France
Title: Epigenetic Determination of Biological Robustness: Perfecting Hindgut-to-Motor Neuron Transdifferentiation

Wednesday, 11 February — NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 18 February — Oscar Jacoby (PhD Exit seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Do attention and working memory use the same executive control resources?

Tuesday, 24 February — Professor Willi Ribi
Founder and Inaugural President, Private University of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Title: Insect Ocelli: Eyes for every function - Results of traditional and X-ray CT techniques


March

Wednesday, 04 March — Professor Justin Marshall
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: 400 million year old colour and polarisation vision: New developments in bio-inspired imaging and information flow from the sea.

Wednesday, 11 March — Professor Eric Warrant
Department of Biology, University of Lund, Sweden
Title: Seeing at the limits: Vision and visual navigation in nocturnal insects

Wednesday, 18 March — Oressia Zalucki (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Presynaptic mechanisms of general anaesthesia in Drosophila melanogaster

Monday, 23 March — Professor Carlos Ibanez
National University of Singapore
Title: Mechanisms of diversification and allocation of cortical GABAergic interneurons


April

Wednesday, 01 April — Dr Bruno Rossion
Institute of Research in Psychology (IPSY), University of Louvain, Belgium
Title: Understanding face perception with fast periodic visual stimulation

Wednesday, 08 April — NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 15 April — Danay Baker-Andresen (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: DNA methylation: an epigenetic watermark of cocaine self-administration

Tuesday, 21 April — Professor Paul Slesinger
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Title: Mechanisms underlying plasticity of potassium channel signaling with psychostimulants

Wednesday, 22 April — Professor Charles F Stevens
The Salk Instutite, California, USA
Title: What the fly's nose tells the fly's brain

Wednesday, 29 April — NO SEMINAR


May

Wednesday, 06 May at 12.00pm — Professor Tianzi Jiang
Professor of Neuroimaging and Brainnetome, Queensland Brain Institute and Centre for Advanced Imaging, UQ
Director, The Brainnetome Center, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 
Title: Brainnetome Atlas: A New Brain Atlas Based on Connectivity Profiles 

Wednesday, 06 May at 4.00pm — Professor Read Montague
Dept of Physics & Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Virginia Tech, The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London
Title: Sub-second dopamine fluctuations in human striatum during active decision-making

Wednesday, 13 May — Hanne Thoen (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Colour vision in mantis shrimps: understanding one of the most complex visual systems in the world.  

Wednesday, 20 May — Daina Dickens (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Is brain plasticity altered in motor regions of healthy older adults?

Wednesday, 27 May — Xianfeng Yang (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Diffeomorphic metric mapping, brain shape analysis and imaging genetics


June

Tuesday, 02 June — Professor Daniel Osorio
University of Sussex, UK
Title: Evolution of Animal Colour Vision

Wednesday, 03 June — Associate Professor Jian Yang
Queensland Brain Institute. The University of Queensland
Title: Estimating genetic variation for human complex traits and common diseases using whole genome sequence data

Wednesday, 10 June — Dr Jai Yu
Frank Laboratory, UCSF  Sandler Center for Integrative Neurosciences, San Francisco, USA
Title: Cortical-hippocampal interactions in adaptive decision making

Wednesday, 17 June at 12.00pm —  Professor Bill Newsome
Stanford School of Medicine, USA
Title: A new look at gating: selective integration of sensory signals through network dynamics in prefrontal cortex

Wednesday, 17 June at 4.00pm —  Professor Bill Newsome
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
Title: The US BRAIN initiative

Wednesday, 18 June at 12.00pm —  Professor Bill Newsome
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
Title: Detecting covert changes-of-mind during decision-making

Wednesday, 24 June at 1.00pm — CJCADR Research Presentation - Dr Amantha Thathiah
Department of Human Genetics, Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium
Title: GPCR Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, 24 June at 1.45pm — CJCADR Research Presentation - Dr Paola Bossu 
Laboratory of Experimental Neuro-psychobiology, Department of Clinical and Behavioral Neurology, IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
Title: Peripheral immune modifications in Alzheimer’s disease: a focus on myeloid dendritic cells

Wednesday, 24 June at 2.30pm — CJCADR Research Presentation - Dr Rodrigo Medeiros 
Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California
Title: Inflammatory resolution in Alzheimer’s disease 
 


July

Wednesday, 01 July — Dr Victor Anggono
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Molecular Mechanisms of AMPA receptor trafficking

Wednesday, 08 July — Joon-Yong An (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Identification and functional characterization of genetic variants in an Australian autism spectrum disorder cohort

Wednesday, 15 July — Nick Hughes (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, and School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland
Title: Neural Plasticity via Visual Cortical Maps

Wednesday, 22 July — Professor Geoff Goodhill
Queensland Brain Institute, and School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland
Title: A computational perspective on the brain

Wednesday, 29 July — Professor Nigel Laing AO
Laboratory Head - Neurogenetic Diseases, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The University of Western Australia
Title: Neurological disorders - finding the causes, accurate diagnosis and prevention


August

Wednesday, 05 August — Dr Jess Nithianantharajah
Head, Synapse Biology & Cognition; Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
Title: Genes and synapses: dissecting the basis of cognition and mental diseases

Thursday, 06 August at 4.00pm — A/Professor Arun Krishnan
Translational Neuroscience Facility, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales
Title: Diabetes and the nervous system: the journey from animal models to neuroprotective treatments

Monday, 10 August at 12.00pm — Professor Craig P Hunter
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Title: Mobile RNA and trans-generational epigenetic inheritance: Mechanisms, functions, and prevalence

Monday 10 August at 3.00pm - Professor Manfred Lindau
Professor of Applied & Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Title: The nanomechanical mechanism of exocytotic fusion pore formation  

Tuesday, 11 August — Professor Kirsten Harvey
Professor of Molecular Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London, UK
Title: Wnt signalling mediated cellular and molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease

Thursday, 13 August at 9.00am at the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia (CJCADR) Forum — Dr Nicolas Vitale
Research Director/Group Leader, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Title: Implication of phospholipase D1 generated phosphatidic acid in neurosecretion and neuronal development

Friday, 14 August at 12.00pm — Dr Y-Peng Loh
Senior Investigator, Section on Cellular Neurobiology, Program of Developmental Neuroscience, NICHD, Bethesda, USA
Title: Neurotrophic Factor α-1 :  A Key Regulator of Neuroprotection and Depression during Stress” 

Friday, 14 August at 2.00pm — Professor Volker Haucke
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biology, Freie Universitat, Berlin
Title: Where the tortoise and the hare meet - clathrin & adaptors in synaptic vesicle cycling

Tuesday, 18 August at 10.00am — Professor Marcelo Wood
Chair of Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine, USA
Title:  The role of nucleosome remodeling in synaptic plasticity, memory, and intellectual disability disorders

Wednesday, 19 August — Dr Katherine Roche
Senior Investigator, Receptor Biology Section, National Institutes of Health - NINDS, Porter Neuroscience Reserch Center, Bethesda, USA
Title: Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Trafficking of Synaptic Proteins

Wednesday, 26 August — TBA
Title: TBA

Friday, 28 August at 12.pm — CJCADR Research Presentation - Dr Maria Elena Avale 
Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering (INGEBI), Laboratory of Experimental Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Processes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Title: Modulating Tau isoforms by RNA reprogramming: Functional consequences and therapeutic perspectives

 


September

Wednesday, 02 September — Professor Pankaj Sah
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: TBA

Wednesday, 09 September —  Professor Nick Strausfeld, FRS
Regents Professor,Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona, USA
Title: Deep Time and Modern Brains

Wednesday, 16 September — Professor Phil Robinson
Head of Cell signalling Unit, Children's Medical Research Institute, The University of Sydney
Title: Shape-shifting Dynamin:  Multiple dynamin conformations for endocytosis and more

Wednesday, 23 September — Stephanie Biergans (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: DNA methylation and its role in honey bee memory formation

Wednesday, 30 September — Associate Professor Helen Cooper
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Understanding the developmental origins of cortical malformations


October

Wednesday, 07 October — Professor Colin Clifford
Professor & ARC Future Fellow, School of Psychology, UNSW, Sydney
Title: Vision in an Uncertain World: Processing of Contour Orientation in Human Primary Visual Cortex 

Wednesday, 14 October — Dr. Rodrigo Suárez 
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title:  Deep-time epigenesis of neocortical circuits (or how to make a mammalian brain)

Wednesday, 21 October — Leonie Kirszenblat (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: The yin and yang of sleep and attention

Tuesday, 27 October — A/Professor Hirokazu Tanaka
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa 923-1292, Japan
Title: How the motor cortex represents body movements: a spatial dynamics model

Wednesday, 28 October — A/Professor Stephan Pless
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Using an expanded genetic code to study ion channel function & pharmacology at the atomic level

Friday, 30 October  at 10.00am —  Aymeric Denuelle (PhD Exit Seminar)
Title: Bio-inspired visual homing strategies for autonomous aerial navigation


November

Wednesday, 04 November — Dr Giles Yeo
University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Title: Considering obesity as a chronic brain disease

Tuesday, 10 November — Professor Peter Nestor
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Leipziger Str, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
Title: The truth or the technique: imaging insights into Alzheimer's disease

Wednesday, 11 November — Professor Chris Levi
Director of Clinical Research and Translation, Research, Innovation and Partnerships, Hunter New England Local Health District, John Hunter Hospital, NSW 
Title: Update on the treatment of ischaemic stroke

Wednesday, 18 November — Professor Bryan Mowry
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: A genome-wide association study of schizophrenia in Southern India

Wednesday, 25 November — Professor Karl Friston
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK
​Title: I am therefore I think


December

Wednesday, 02 December at 3.20pm — Professor Carol Mason
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, USA
​Title: The path from eye to brain: Genes encoding neurogenesis and wiring in the binocular circuit

Thursday, 03 December at 4.00pm — Professor Steve McCarroll
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
​Title: Cells, genes, and molecular mechanisms

Wednesday, 09 December — Xiang Li (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
​Title: Tet-mediated DNA hydroxymethylation within the prefrontal cortex as a mechanism for the formation and maintenance of fear-related memory

Friday, 18 December — Dr Rosemary Bagot
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Title: Glutamatergic circuits in stress susceptibility: pathway specificity and transcriptional mechanisms

2014

January

Wednesday, 8 January — Rebecca Williams
The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: The Assessment of Diffusion-weighted MRI as a Novel Method for Functional Brain Imaging

Thursday, 9 January — Dr Vikram Khurana
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston
Title: Capturing Parkinsonism in a Dish: From Genes to Yeast to Patient IPS Cells


February

Monday, 3 February — Professor Richard Huganir
Director of the Department of Neuroscience, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Title: Receptors, Synapses and Memories

Wednesday, 12 February — Shao-Chang Huang
The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Colour Vision of Ischnura Heterosticta (Insecta: Odonata): Role in Sexual Selection, Communication and Visual Plasticity

Wednesday, 19 February — Associate Professor Roger Pocock
Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, The Univeristy of Copenhagen
Title: MicroRNAs, Sugars and the Nervous System


March

Wednesday, 5 March — Associate Professor Bruno Van Swinderen
The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Sleep and wakefulness in Drosophila

Wednesday, 12 March — Professor Andrew Hill
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Melbourne
Title: Exosomes and their role in neurodegenerative diseases

Thursday, 13 March — Associate Professor Markus Barth
Centre for Advance Imaging, The University of Queensland
Title: MR Neuroimaging at 7 Tesla: structure and function

Wednesday, 19 March — Associate Professor Erica Fletcher
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne
Title: The Role of Microglia in Regulating Photoreceptor Integrity

Thursday, 27 March — Professor John Duncan
Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, The University of Cambridge
Title: A core brain system in assembly of cognitive episodes


April

Monday, 7 April — Professor Bert Sakmann
Nobel Prize Winner (1991) Emeritus Professor at the Max Plank Institute of Neurobiology, Munich
Title: 3D reconstruction of cortical networks and circuits for decision making in rodents

Wednesday, 9 April — Professor Jürgen Götz
The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, The Queensland Brain Institute
The University of Queensland
Title: Tau and amyloid-beta in Alzheimer's disease: From basic mechanisms to therapeutic strategies

Wednesday, 16 April — Associate Professor Thomas Burne
The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Translational neuroscience; from epidemiology to animal models

Wednesday, 23 April — Professor Joe Lynch
The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Glycinergic synapses in the spinal cord: their relevance to chronic pain and its treatment 

Tuesday, 29 April — Assistant Professor Helen Zhou
Center for Cognititve Neuroscience, Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Program
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Title: Multimodal brain connectome: applications in neurodegenerative diseases


May

Wednesday, 7 May — Dr Irina Voineagu
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, The University of New South Wales
Title: Transcriptional Networks in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Wednesday, 14 May — Associate Professor Charles Claudianos
The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Genome to Phenome: Characterising autism spectrum disorder

Wednesday, 21 May — Georg Kerbler
Coulson Lab, The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: The basal forebrain plays a central role during the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Wednesday, 28 May — Professor Caroline (Lindy) Rae
Professor of Brain Sciences, The University of New South Wales
Title: Two orthogonal topics of interest: Brain Acetate Metabolism and New Insights from T2* imaging


June

Wednesday, 4 June — Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger
School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia
Title: Low intensity magnetic stimulation of the brain: evidence for reorganisation of neural circuits and frequency specific effects 

Wednesday, 11 June — Professor Peter Visscher
The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Genome-wide methylation from human blood samples: genetics, environmental exposures and a role in ageing and disease

Wednesday, 18 June — Dr John Morris
Synaptic Plasticity Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: The neural basis of the partial reinforcement extinction effect​

Wednesday, 25 June — Dr Judith Reinhard
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland  
Title: From memories to molecules: how sensory experience shapes the brain


July

Wednesday, 2 July — Callista Harper
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: The regulation of membrane trafficking pathways at the presynaptic nerve terminal

Wednesday, 9 July — Dr J. Bertran-Gonzalez​
Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Ageing and the (dis)organisation of goal-directed behaviour

Wednesday, 16 July — Professor Emery Brown
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Deciphering Neural Information Representations Using State-Space Point Process Models

Thursday, 17 July — Lavina Codd (Special time 11:30 - 12:30PM Level 7 Seminar Room)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Neurogenesis and functional recovery in the adult mouse brain after hippocampal stroke

Monday, 21 July — Simmy Poonian (Special time 11:00 - 12:00PM Level 7 Auditorium)
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: The causal inference between goal-directed actions and their sensory consequences

Wednesday, 23 July — Amanda Robinson
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Multisensory interactions between olfaction and vision: The influence of odours on visual perception and attention

Thursday, 24 July — Dr Danielle Wilde
Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, Visiting Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne
Title: Coupling movement and creative discovery to transform health and learning landscapes. ​


August

Friday, 1 August — Professor Daniel Wolpert
Computational and Biological Learning Lab, The University of Cambridge
Title: Probabilistic models of sensorimotor control and decision making

Wednesday, 6 August — Helen Gooch
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Using Optogenetics to Unravel the Amygdala

Thursday, 14 August — Vanesa Tomatis (Special time 9:00 - 10:00AM Level 7 Auditorium) 
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Role of myosin VI in neuroexocytosis

Thursday, 14 August — Dr Tobias Rasse (12:00 - 1:00PM)
Research Group Synaptic Plasticity, Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Center for Neurology, University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany
Title: Use of Drosophila to address the Pathomechanisms Underlying Neurodegenerative Diseases that are associated with defects in Synaptic Structure and Function: Increased Mitophagy in Parkinson’s disease: Curse or Cure?

Tuesday, 19 August — Professor Zhi-Ying Wu (1:00 - 2:00PM)
Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China
TitleFROM GENETICS TO THERAPY IN PKD

Wednesday, 20 August — Dr Gabe Murphy
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Title: Where and how the visual system implements primitive operations

Tuesday, 26 August — Dr Anthony Don
Bioactive Lipid Signaling Group Prince of Wales Clinical School University of New South Wales
Title: Loss of Brain Lipid Homeostasis as a Driving Influence in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis

Wednesday, 27 August — Professor Jason Mattingley
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Eye movements and visual stability


September

Monday, 1 September — Dr Patricio Opazo
Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
Title: The synaptic capture of membrane diffusing AMPA Receptors as a substrate for memory formation and disease

Wednesday, 3 September — Dr Kaylene Young
Head of Glial Research Team, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Menzies Research Institute Tasmania
Title: Myelin plasticity in the adult CNS

Monday, 8 September – Professor Luciano D’Adamio
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Title: Is the function of APP relevant to the pathogenesis of Dementia? 

Wednesday, 10 September — Annika Nichols
IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
Title: Lethargus-quiescence in C. elegans is a systemic brain state under tight control of arousal circuits.

Monday, 15 September – Dr Zhitao Hu
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Title: Tuning the release kinetics of neurotransmission

Wednesday, 17 September — Dr Allen Cheung
The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland  
Title: Tuning the release kinetics of neurotransmission

Tuesday, 23 September — Dr Anne Eckert
Molecular & Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Basel, Psychiatric University Clinics Basel, Switzerland
Title: New insights into Alzheimer’s disease: Mitochondrial dynamics and circadian rhythms.


October

Wednesday, 1 October — Professor Naomi Wray
Queensland Brain Institue, The University of Queensland
Title: RESEARCH STRATEGIES THAT EMBRACE THE COMPLEX GENETIC ETIOLOGY OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

Wednesday, 8 October — Dr Christine Cong Guo
Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Title: Functional Network Breakdown in Neuropsychiatric Disorders – from Rest to Naturalistic Stimuli

Wednesday, 15 October — Associate Professor Jose Polo
Faculty of Medicine, Monash University
Title: Dissecting the molecular events during reprogramming of somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells

Monday, 20 October — Dr Linda Miller - Please note special time 10:00AM
Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI)
Title: Isolating the Bulk Endosome from Nerve Terminals

Wednesday, 22 October — Dr Kate Hoy
Senior Research Fellow, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
Title: The Emerging Field of Cognitive Neurotechology: Using Brain Stimulation to Enhance Cognition

Wednesday, 29 October — Dr Brett Collins
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
Title: Structural biology of membrane trafficking in neurodegeneration


November

Wednesday, 5 November — Wensung Chung
Queensland Brain Institue, The University of Queensland
Title: Complex visual adaptions in squid for different environments – comparison between common reef squid and rare deep-sea squid (the giant squid)

Thursday, 6 November — Associate Professor Neil Harris
UCLA Brain Injury Center, Department of Neurosurgery, UCLA, Los Angeles
Title: Cortical Reorganization after experimental TBI: How much can we achieve?

Wednesday, 12 November — Dr. Mario de Bono 
Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge 
Title: Encoding a global animal state

Wednesday, 19 November — Dr Michael Piper
ARC Future Fellow, The School of Biomedical Sciences and The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Title: Nuclear factor one transcription factors and cortical development

Wednesday, 26 November — Professor Allan Herbison
Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Otago
Title: Regulating Neuronal Networks with a Kiss


December

Monday, 1 December (12pm) - Professor Li-Huei Tsai
Director, The Picower Center for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: The role of epigenetic-regulated gene expression in cognitive function and neurodegenerative disorders

Tuesday, 2 December (11am) - Professor Miguel Nicolelis
Duke University Medical Center
Title: Beyond brain-machine interfaces

Wednesday, 3 December — Professor Vicki Anderson
Director, Critical Care & Neurosciences, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Title: Neurobehavioral plasticity after early brain insult

2013

February


Friday, 01 February — Associate Professor Vidita Vaidya
Department of Biological Sciences, The Tata institute of Fundamental Research
The right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing": The ups and downs of Prozac

Wednesday, 06 February — Professor Michael Breakspear 
Queensland Institute of Medical Research
A phase transition in neonatal cortex during recovery from hypoxia

Monday, 11 February — Professor Wieland Huttner
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
Neural stem and progenitor cells and the evolution of the cerebral cortex

Monday, 18 February — Professor Allan Jones Please note special time 4:00 – 5:00PM
Allen Institute for Brain Science
Mapping gene expression and connections in the CNS: Tools and Data from the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Wednesday, 20 February — Dr Marta Garrido
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Surprise induced changes in brain dynamics

Wednesday, 27 February — Dr Ilan Gobius
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Laboratory
Queensland Brain Institute University of Queensland
Fgf8 signalling regulates interhemispheric fusion and corpus callosum formation


March


Wednesday, 06 March — Dr Mirella Dottori
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne
Building the nervous system with pluripotent stem cells

Wednesday, 20 March — Dr Ehsan Arabzadeh
The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
Neuronal encoding in rat whisker-barrel system - from sensory representation to behaviour


April


Wednesday, 03 April — Professor Bernard Balleine
Brain & Mind Research Institute, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney
Dysexecutive syndrome: The cortical- and thalamo-striatal pathways and disorders of goal-directed action.

Wednesday, 10 April — Dr Angelique Paulk
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Neural mechanisms of attention in the honeybee and the fly, Drosophila melanogaster

Wednesday, 17 April — Dr Adam Morris
National Vision Research Institute, Melbourne
Visual stability in the primate visual-system.

Wednesday, 24 April — Associate Professor Tim Carroll
School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland
Multiple coordinate systems for new sensorimotor maps.

Monday, 29 April — Associate Professor Lynn Dobrunz
Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Alterations in the Excitation/Inhibition Balance in Hippocampus in an Animal Model of Schizophrenia


May


Wednesday, 01 May — Professor Richard Gronostajski
State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Biochemistry
New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
Nuclear Factor I (NFI) transcription factors: a small family that does big things in brain development.

Wednesday, 08 May — Professor Shu Li
Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Is risky choice actually guided by a compensatory rule? Converging evidence from eye-tracking and fMRI studies

Wednesday, 15  May — Professor Thomas Suddendorf
School of Psycology, The University of Queensland
Reflecting on reflection The nature of visual self-recognition

Tuesday, 21  May — Professor Henrik Østergaard Mouritsen Please note special time 4:00 – 5:00PM
University of Oldenburg, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Germany.
THE MAGNETIC COMPASS OF MIGRATORY BIRDS: FROM BEHAVIOUR TO MOLECULES AND COGNITION

Wednesday, 22  May — Dr Adam Cole
Garvan Institute for Medical Research, Sydney
GSK3 regulation of vesicle trafficking: Implications for neurotransmission and mood disorders

Wednesday, 29  May — Professor Michael R. Ibbotson
Director National Vision Research Institute Australian College of Optometry and
Professor Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences University of Melbourne
How looking helps you see


June


Wednesday, 05  June — Dr Tim Bredy
Psychiatric Epigenomics, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Characterizing the role of the "6th" base: how experience-dependent changes in DNA hydroxymethylation contribute to memory

Wednesday, 12  June — Emeritus Prof Phillip Nagley
School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University
Mitochondria and me: from yeast to mammalian cells and much neuroscience

Wednesday, 19  June — Dr Magreet Ridder
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Unraveling the pathophysiology of the white matter disorder MLC; Implications for white matter water homeostasis

Wednesday, 26  June — Dr Fabrice Turpin
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
NCC, the “kidney specific” sodium-chloride cotransporter is expressed in the brain and modulates fear extinction.


July


Wednesday, 03 July — Associate Professor Darryl Eyles
Neurobiology, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
The Dopamine Ontogeny Hypothesis of Schizophrenia

Wednesday, 10 July — NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 17 July  Dr Divya Mehta
Statistical and psychiatric genetics, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
The Yin and the Yang of Post-traumatic stress disorder

Thursday18 July —  Professor Stefan Thor
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Developmental Biology Linköping University
From neural stem cell to unique neuron: controlling cell fate and cell number in the developing nervous system

Wednesday, 24 July — Dr Trent Woodruff
ARC Future Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland
The Opposing Roles of Innate Immune Complement Proteins C3a and C5a in Neurodegenerative Disease

Wednesday, 31 July — Professor Boyer Winters
Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada
Investigating crossmodal cognition in rats using a new spontaneous object recognition paradigm


August


Wednesday, 07 August — Professor Trichur Vidyasagar
Visual Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne
Reading into top-down mechanisms in visual attention: Neural synchrony to dyslexia

Wednesday, 21 August — Dr Marcus Gray
Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland
Neural correlates of the autonomically mediated integration of cognitive, affective and physiological activity. 

Wednesday, 28 August — Dr Sophie Billa
Animal Behavioural Facility Research Officer, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Development of a new approach in preclinical research: the touchscreen testing method for mice and rats.


September


Wednesday, 04 September — Professor Bernhard Baune
Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide.
Brain - Inflammation Interface: Molecular Mechanisms and Systems Biology – Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Opportunities?

Wednesday, 11 September — Dr Marc Kamke
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
The influence of selective attention on plasticity induction in the human brain

Wednesday, 18 September — Dr Murray Cairns
Senior Research Fellow, Schizophrenia Research Institute, Sydney
Genetic and environmental determinants of small non-coding RNA expression in neural development and schizophrenia

Wednesday, 25 September — Professor Marcello Rosa
Department of Physiology, Monash University
Anatomical and Physiological Organisation of the Visual Pathways following lesions of Primary Visual Cortex in early life

October


Wednesday, 02 October — Dr Stefan Bode
Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, The University of Melbourne
Informing decision-making models by decoding patterns of brain activity

Wednesday, 09 October — No seminar

Wednesday, 16 October — Dr Martin How
Postdoctoral Researcher, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Polarisation vision in the marine environment
Wednesday, 30 October — Associate Professor Ulrike Grunert
Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney
Parallel pathways in the primate visual system


November


 Wednesday, 06 November — Dr Martin Sale
 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
 Enhancing neuroplasticity induction in human cortex - from observing actions to sleep rhythms

Wednesday, 13 November — Dr Fabienne Alfonsi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
P75NTR has opposing roles in pre- and post-mitotic cells to regulate neuronal number

Wednesday, 20 November — No seminar

Wednesday, 27 November — Dr Hideaki Koizumi
Fellow and Corporate Officer, Hitachi Ltd. & Director, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, The Engineering Academy of  Japan
Brain-Science-based Education and Psychiatric Diagnosis with Optical Topography


December


Monday, 2 December -  Professor Robert Zorec
Head, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology-Molecular Cell Physiology
Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Fabrics of Astrocyte Vesicle Traffic in Health and Disease


Wednesday, 04 December - Associate Professor Geoff Faulkner
Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane
Single cell genomics reveals mosaic L1 retrotransposition in hippocampal neurons

2012

January


Wednesday, 25 January — Professor James Bamburg
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
ADF / cofilin in neuronal development and disease

Wednesday, 25 January — Professor Simon Laughlin
Cambridge Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
What makes brains energy efficient?
Please note the special time 4:00 - 5:00PM

Friday, 27 January — Ilan Gobius
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensaland
The role of commissural plate glia, Slit and FGF protein family members in forebrain commissure formation


February


Friday, 03 February — Professor Gregor Thut
Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow. UK
Interacting with human brain oscillations by rhythmic TMS to change attention and perception

Wednesday, 08 February — Daniel Avesar
Dartmouth College, United States
Selective serotonergic modulation of cortical pyramidal neurons

Monday, 13  February — Dr Nicholas Priebe
School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Disrupting ocular integration in primary visual cortex

Wednesday, 15 February — Dr Christine Jasoni
Senior Lecturer Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, New Zealand
You are what you your mother eats: Effects of maternal diet on fetal hypothalamic circuitry development

Wednesday, 22 February — Clare Giacomantonio
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Creating the cortex: mechanisms of cortical development

Wednesday, 29 February — Dr Qiongyi Zhao
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Genomic and transcriptomic applications based on NextGen Sequencing 


March


Wednesday, 7 March — Professor Barry Dickson
Scientific Director, Senior Scientist, Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Austria
Wired for sex: the neurobiology of Drosophila courtship behaviour

Wednesday, 14 March — Associate Professor Ross Cunnington 
Cognitive Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Brain processes underlying the planning and perception of actions.

Tuesday, 20 March — Dr Rebecca Nisbet (Special time 1:00 – 2:00PM)
OCE Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Melbourne
Controlling the Uncontrollable: Using Scaffold Proteins to Stabilise the Amyloid-β Peptide

Wednesday, 21 March — Dr Surya Singh
Senior Lecturer (Mechatronics), School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland
Moving Naturally: Agile Motion Analysis and Generation

Wednesday, 28 March — Professor Murat Yucel
Centre for Youth Mental Health, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry, The University of Melbourne
The impact of cannabis use on cognitive functioning and brain structure: implications for understanding the neural basis of psychosis


April


Wednesday, 04  April —  Dr Martin How
Sensory Neurobiology Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Whole-field polarisation vision in crustaceans

Wednesday, 11 April — Luke Hammond
Microscopy Services Manager, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Microscopy in the Age of Complexity

Tuesday, 17 April — Professor Grant Morahan
Diabetes Research Foundation Professor, Centre for Medical REsearch, University of Western Australia.
Powerful new resources for discovery of genes for complex traits

Wednesday, 18 April — Associate Professor Elizabeth Coulson 
Nerve Cell Survival, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
A central role for cholinergic dysfunction in cognitive decline and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease.

Tuesday, 24 April — Associate Professor Jack Waters
Department of Physiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Activation of nicotinic receptors on deep-layer neocortical pyramidal neurons by synaptically-released ACh.

Wednesday, 25 April — NO SEMINAR - PUBLIC HOLIDAY (ANZAC DAY) 


May


Wednesday, 02 May — Associate Professor Deborah Brown 
School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland
Free Will, Attention and Other Olde Good Things

Wednesday, 09 May — Professor Graham Kerr
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Queensland University of Technology
Freezing & shaking: understanding postural instability and gait disability in Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday, 16 May — Dr Alon Chen
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dissecting the central stress response using site-specific genetic manipulation in adult mice

Wednesday, 23 May — Professor Stephanie Clarke
Medicine Department, Service of Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation, Université de Lausanne
Roaring lions and chirruping lemurs: how the brain codes sound objects in space

Wednesday, 30 May  — Dr Megan Porter
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimoe County
Molecular Evolution of Vision in Mantis Shrimp: A multifaceted approach


June


Friday, 01 June — Professor Hideyuki Okano
Professor & Chair, Department of Physiology, Keio University, School of Medicine, Japan
The iPS and direct reprogramming technologies for investigating CNS disorders and regeneration

Wednesday, 06 June — Associate Professor John Bekkers
Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, Australian National University
Cortical sensory processing and epilepsy: insights from the olfactory system

Wednesday, 13 June — Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Queensland Brain Institute and School of Mathematics & Physics, The University of Queensland
Computational models of neural wiring development

Wednesday, 20 June — Professor Joe Lynch
Molecular Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Developing drugs for chronic inflammatory pain

Wednesday, 27 June — Professor Francois Ferron
Université Aix Marseille
Human nasal olfactory stem cells: a new subtype of mesenchymal stem cells and a promising tool for understanding and repairing the brain


July


Wednesday, 04 July — Associate Professor Naotsugu Tsuchiya
Laboratory for the neuronal basis of consciousness School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University
Visual consciousness tracked with direct intracranial recording from low- and high-level visual cortices in humans and monkeys

Wednesday, 11 July — Professor Kirill Alexandrov
ARC future fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
Three cornerstones of Protein Research: Platform technologies, Enabling Tools and  New Discoveries.

Wednesday, 18 July — Dr Holly Bridge
Department of Clinical Neurology , Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, University of Oxford
Investigating the 'visual system' in the absence of light input

Monday, 23 July — Dr. Madhusudhan Vekadesan
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India
How to throw at high speeds, accurately, and accurately at high speeds

Wednesday, 25 July — Associate Professor Helen Cooper
Neural Migration, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Neogenin controls neural stem cell structure and function. 

Thursday, 26 July — Dr Gilyana Borlikova
Animal Behavioural Facility Research Officer, Queensland Brain  Institute, The University of Queensland
Why bother with behaviour? And what you can do here at QBI if you decide to proceed.

Tuesday, 31 July — Dr James Bourne (Special time 2:00PM)
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Monash University
The adaptive visual brain: lessons from development and lesions


August


Wednesday, 01 August — Dr Sara C. Mednick
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
What can sleep stages tell us about the mechanisms of memory consolidation?

Wednesday, 08 August — Han Lu
Molecular Neuroscience Laborator Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Investigating glycine receptor function and structure using voltage-clamp fluorometry.

Wednesday, 15 August — NO SEMINAR - Public Holiday (EKKA DAY)

Wednesday, 22 August — Professor Valsa Eapen
Chair of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
Tourette Syndrome: Tracing the developmental trajectory from genes to behaviour

Wednesday, 29 August — Dr Alessandra Pierani
Development Neurobiology, Institut Jacques-Monod, Université Paris
Migrating transient signaling neurons and patterning of the cerebral cortex


September


Wednesday, 5 September — NO SEMINAR - BRAIN PLASTICITY SYMPOSIUM (3-5 SEPTEMBER)

Wednesday, 12 September — Professor Ding Xue
Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology, University of Colarado at Boulder
Programmed cell death and lipid asymmetry

Friday, 14 September — Professor Gunter Schumann
MRC-SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London
Neurobehavioural analysis of reinforcement and its relevance for alcohol abuse: results from the IMAGEN study.

Wednesday, 19 September — Jiajia Yuan
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Mechanisms of axon guidance by molecular gradients.

Wednesday, 26 September — Dr Brett Graham
Senior Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy University of Newcastle, NSW
Pleasure and Pain: studies from the lateral hypothalamus to the spinal dorsal horn


October


Wednesday, 03 October — Dr Cecilia Flores
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Netrin-1 receptors organize dopamine circuitry and may contribute to differential vulnerability to psychopathology

Wednesday, 10 October — NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 17 October — Professor Patrik Verstreken
Neuronal Communication Laboratory, VIB Center for the Biology of Disease, Belgium
Mitochondrial and Synaptic Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday, 24 October — NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 31 October — Professor Mandyam Srinivasan
Visual and Sensory Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Collision avoidance, target pursuit and motion camouflage in flying honeybees


November


Wednesday, 07 November — Professor John McGrath
Epidemiology and Developmental Neurobiology, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
The 'selfish sperm', advanced paternal age and adverse brain outcomes -– an update on new data and new hypotheses

Wednesday, 14 November — Professor Linda Richards
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Wiring the brain for function: how axons of the corpus callosum find their targets in the contralateral hemisphere.

Wednesday, 21 November — Gavin Taylor
Visual and Sensory Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute
Combining visual and air flow cues for honeybee flight control

Wednesday, 28 November — Professor Anna Christina (Kia) Nobre
Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Pre-membering perception


December


Wednesday, 05 December — Associate Professor Stephen Williams
Synaptic integration in neural networks, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Behaviourally relevant dendritic integration in retinal and neocortical circuits. 

Wednesday, 12 December  Dr Robyn Wallace
Ross Maclean Senior Research Fellow, Queensland Brain Institute, Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences The University of Queensland
Characterisation of RNA bound to TDP-43, a protein involved in neurodegenerative diseases

2011

December 2011


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

2010

December 2010



Wednesday, 22 December  NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 15 December  Ms Sumiti Saharan
Neural Plasticity Research Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Modulation of adult mammalian neurogenesis by Sirtuin1 proteins

Wednesday, 08 December  Mr Timothy Lynagh
Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Ivermectin: a successful antiparasitic drug and a neuroscience tool


November 2010


Tuesday, 30 November  Professor Giovanni Galizia
University of Konstanz, Germany
Honeybee odor coding and learning costs – neural networks and circadian intelligence

Wednesday, 24 November  Professor Christina Mitchell
Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University
Emerging role for the inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatases in embryonic development

Wednesday, 17 November  Dr Quenten Schwarz
Department of Human Immunology, Centre for Cancer Biology, Adelaide
Neuronal migration in the CNS and PNS

Tuesday, 16 November  Professor Tim Bliss
Division of Neurophysiology, National Institute for Medical Research, London 
LTP: past and future

Wednesday, 03 November  Dr Guy Barry
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Transcriptional control of embryonic hippocampal development


October 2010


Wednesday, 27 October  Ms Lauren Harms
McGrath Group, Queensland Brain Institute 
Effects of Developmental Vitamin D Deficiency on Brain Development and Behaviour in Mice

Wednesday, 20 October  Professor Sarah Dunlop
Experimental and Regenerative Neuroscience, School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia
Translating basic science into clinical trials for spinal cord injury

Wednesday, 13 October  Associate Professor Helen Cooper
Neural Migration Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Diverse roles for guidance receptors in CNS development

Friday, 01 October   Professor Nancy Ip
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Neuroscience Center and State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
From understanding neural plasticity to discovery of novel neuroactive compounds

Friday, 01 October   Professor Kozo Kaibuchi
Department of Cell Pharmacology, Graduate school of Medicine, Nagoya University, Japan
DISC1 acts as a cargo adapter for neuronal transport of specific proteins and mRNAs
Please note the special time 3:00 – 4:00PM 


September 2010


Wednesday, 29 September  Dr Marie Mangelsdorf
Molecular Genetics of Human Disease Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
The Genetics of Motor Neuron Disease: Identifying New Candidate Genes

Monday, 27 September  Professor Michael Pierce
Director, UGA Cancer Center, George E and Sarah F. Peters Mudter Professor in Cancer Research, University of Georgia
Specific glycans are markers for stem and neural cell differentiation and regulate the tumor initiating cell compartment of her-2-induced mammary tumors

Wednesday, 22 September  Dr Margie Wright
Genetic Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology and Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratories, QIMR
Neuroimaging genetics, finding genes for brain function and dysfunction

Monday, 13 September  Professor Fujio Murakami
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan
Intracortical Migration of GABAergic Interneurons and Morphological Changes during Early Stages of Maturation

Wednesday, 08 September  Dr Julian Heng
Group Leader, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), Monash University
Gene Expression during brain development and disease

Friday, 03 September  Professor Perminder Sachdev
Professor of Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry University of New South Wales
Yipping Tiger And Other Tales From The Neuropsychiatric Clinic
Please note the special time 11:30 – 12:30PM


August 2010


Wednesday, 25 August  Ms Amber-Lee Donahoo
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Molecular mechanisms regulating the development of the corpus callosum

Wednesday, 18 August  Dr Vidita Vaidya 
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Neurobiology of Depression: Role for Alpha2 adrenoceptors and 5-HT2 receptors

Thursday, 12 August  Professor Charles Schwartz
Director, Center for Molecular Studies, Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood S.C.
The Landscape of X-Linked Intellectual Disability:  Dilemmas  and Insights
 
Wednesday, 04 August  No Seminar


July 2010


Wednesday, 28 July  Professor Andreas Lüthi
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Defining the Neuronal circuitry of fear

Wednesday, 21 July  Professor Bruce Carter
Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University Medical School, US
Mechanisms of neuronal apoptosis and phagocytic clearance in the developing peripheral nervous system

Wednesday, 14 July  Mr Jonathan Hunt
Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Patterns, preferences and the primary visual cortex

Wednesday, 07 July  NO SEMINAR


June 2010


Wednesday, 30 June  NO SEMINAR

Wednesday, 23 June  Professor Jürgen Götz
Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney
Modelling Alzheimer’s disease –To be a baptist, a tauist or a baptised tauist

Wednesday, 16 June  Dr Richard Anderson
NHMRC CDA (RD Wright) Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Melbourne
Enteric neural crest cell migration

Wednesday, 9 June  Dr Derek Arnold
School of Psychology, The University of Queensland
Retinal motion generates conflicting visual signals

Joint AIBN/QBI seminar
Thursday, 03 June, 2:00-3:00pm

AIBN Level 1 seminar room

Dr Muhammad Zaman
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Quantifying cell-matrix interactions through materials and multi-scale modeling


May 2010


Wednesday, 26 May  Professor Linda J. Richards
Queensland Brain Institute and The School of Biomedical Sciences
Regulation of midline glial development by nuclear factor one genes in the cerebral cortex

Wednesday, 19 May  Professor Christos Pantelis
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, The University of Melbourne
Understanding brain changes in early psychosis: a brain maturational perspective

Wednesday, 12 May  Associate Professor Steven Petrou
Howard Florey Institute and The Centre for Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne
Functional origins in genetic epilepsies

Wednesday, 05 May  Professor Nigel Laing
Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, and Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, WAIMR
Gene discovery, pathobiology, therapy and research translation in genetic muscle diseases.


April 2010


Wednesday, 28 April  Associate Professor Ann Turnley
NH&MRC Senior Research Fellow, Associate Director and Head, Neural Regeneration Laboratory
Centre for Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne
Regulation of neuronal differentiation and neurite outgrowth by Suppressor of Cytokine Signalling 2 (SOCS2)

Wednesday, 21 April  Professor John O'Keefe
UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Anatomy, University College London, UK
How the Hippocampal Cognitive Map Develops

Monday, 12 April  Professor Judy Illes
Professor of Neurology, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Advanced Neuroimaging:  Ethical, Social and Legal Challenges for Basic Research and Clinical Translation


March 2010


Wednesday, 31 March  Dr Oliver Baumann
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Behavioural and Neural Correlates of Human Spatial Navigation

Friday, 26 March  Professor Jim Cohen
Cellular Neurobiology, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, Kings College London - Guy’s Campus United Kingdom
Border controls at the developing spinal cord

Monday, 22 March  Professor Noriko Osumi
Division of Developmental Neuroscience, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan
Asymmetrical inheritance of Cyclin D2 and fate determination of neuroepithelial cells

Wednesday, 17 March  Ms Stacey Cole
Neural Migration Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
The role of Neogenin during neurogenesis and migration in the embryonic forebrain.

Wednesday, 10 March  Professor Julio Licinio
Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
Approaches to pharmacogenomics: The cases of monogenetic and polygenic diseases

Wednesday, 3 March   Dr.Jake Gratten
Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Statistical genetics for neurobiologists: what can we learn from sheep?


February 2010


Wednesday, 24 February  Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri
Neurogenesis Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
Mechanisms underlying neurogenic and antidepressant actions of norepinephrine

Wednesday, 17 February — Professor Richard Evans
Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, The University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Extracellular ATP as a transmitter; physiological role, regulation and molecular pharmacology of P2X1 receptors.

Wednesday, 10 February — Professor Geoffery Goodhill
Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute
How do axons detect and respond to molecular gradients?

Joint QBI/Maths seminar
Friday Feb 5th, 11am
Building 67, Room 442


Prof G. Bard Ermentrout
Department of Mathematics University of Pittsburgh, USA
WHEN THE NOISE IS THE SIGNAL: STOCHASTIC SYNCHRONY IN OLFACTION

Thursday, 4 February — Associate Professor Shubha Tole
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Creating the Cortex and the Hippocampal Organizer

Wednesday, 3 February — Professor Benedikt Grothe
Biocenter at the Ludwig-Maximilians- University of Munich, Germany
SOUND LOCALIZATION IN MAMMALS: UNEXPECTED MECHANISMS, UNEXPECTED DYNAMICS


January 2010


Friday, 29 January — Dr Kenji Doya
Neural Computation Laboratory Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Temporal discounting and serotonin

Wednesday, 27 January — Dr Alex Sykes
Nerve Cell Survival Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute.
Evidence for a new model of the TrkA and p75NTR high-affinity NGF receptor complex.

Wednesday, 20 January — Dr Tom Fothergill
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Laboratory.
Regulating axon attraction and repulsion at the midline during corpus callosum development

Wednesday, 13 January — Associate Professor Jean-Marc Fellous
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona.
Evidence for the involvement of the dopaminergic system in posttraumatic stress disorder

2009

JANUARY 2009

Wednesday, 21 January — Dr Anders Nykjaer 
Professor of Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Sortilin - Live or Let Die?

Monday, 2 February — Professor John Rubenstein 
Department of Psychiatry, UCSF, San Francisco, US
Forebrain Patterning

Wednesday, 4 February — Professor Justin Marshall
School of Biomedical Sciences/ Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
A new form of vision - but why? Circular polarization vision

Wednesday, 11 February — Dr Antony Cooper
Garvan Institute, Sydney
Parkinson's Disease - Identifying the sub-cellular causes

Friday, 13 February — Dr Stephen Williams 
Neurobiology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Electrically Distributed Neurons

Wednesday, 18 February — Dr Guy Wallis 
School of Human Movement Studies/ Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
In search of a cortical blueprint for object analysis

Wednesday, 25 February — Professor Mayank Mehta
Department of Neuroscience, Brown University, US
Synaptic plasticity, place cell plasticity, oscillations and sleep

Wednesday, 4 March — Dr Christopher Chambers 
BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
Neural mechanisms of attention: Insights from TMS and concurrent TMS-fMRI

Thursday, 12 March — Dr Klaus M Stiefel  
Theoretical and Experimental Neurobiology Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Single Neuron Computation

Wednesday, 18 March — Professor Phillip Robinson  
Professor in Medicine University of Sydney, Head, Cell Signalling Unit, Children’s Medical Research Institute
Dynamin and synaptic vesicle endocytosis in nerve terminals

Toshiya Yamada Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, 24 March —  
Professor Martyn Goulding 
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA
Going walkabout in the spinal cord: genetic approaches for unravelling the neural networks that control locomotion

Wednesday, 25 March — Dr Luli Faber 
NHMRC R Douglas Wright Fellow, Prefrontal Cortex Lab, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Mechanisms regulating synaptic excitability in the prefrontal cortex

Wednesday, 1 April — Dr Angelique Paulk 
Visual Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Visual processing in the insect brain

Wednesday, 8 April —  Dr Joanne Britto
Senior Research Officer, Brain Development Laboratory, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne
Travelling neurons- constructing the cerebral cortex

Wednesday, 8 April — Dr Soo-Siang Lim
Director and Chair of the Coordinating Committee, Science of Learning Centers Program, US National Science Foundation, US
The Science of Learning Centres

Wednesday, 15 April — Mr Duncan Mortimer
Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Designing the optimal growth cone

Wednesday, 22 April — Associate Professor Dan Minor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology University of California, US
Structural insights into ion channel function and regulation

Wednesday, 29 April — Dr Elliot Ludvig
Department of Computing Science, The University of Alberta, US
Real-time Prediction Machines: How Animals Learn to Anticipate the Future

Wednesday, 6 May — Dr Michael Piper
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Nfia regulates cortical glial development via antagonism of the Notch effector Hes1

Thursday, 7 May  — Professor George Augustine
Professor of Neurobiology, School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Synaptic biophotonics: Novel optogenetic methods for defining brain circuitry

Wednesday, 13 May  — Professor John McGrath
Director, Epidemiology and Developmental Neurobiology, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Head of QBI Schizophrenia Group, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Advanced paternal age and neurodevelopmental disorders - linking epidemiology with neurobiology

Monday, 18 May 
Australia - China Workshop on Neuroscience and Cognition between Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland and Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, 20 May  — Dr James Crane
Research Fellow Synaptic Plasticity Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Aversive stimuli synchronize neuronal activity and reset oscillatory phase in the basolateral amygdala

Wednesday, 27 May  — Associate Professor Mark Bellgrove
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):  Linking attentional phenotypes to candidate genes

Wednesday, 3 June  — Professor Matt Brown
Professor of Immunogenetics, Diamantina Institute, The University of Queensland
Common disease genetics in the era of genomewide association studies

Wednesday, 17 June —  Associate Professor Ross Cunnington
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland 
The perception of action and the mirror neuron system

Wednesday, 24 June — Ms Divya Unni
Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Slits regulate glial development and corpus callosum formation

Tuesday, 7 July — Professor Ben Oldroyd
Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects Lab, University of Sydney
Searching for a gene for altruism. Genomic studies of anarchistic honey bees

Tuesday, 7 July — Associate Professor Madeleine Beekman
Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects Lab, University of Sydney
What maintains the natural honeybee hybrid zone in South Africa?

Monday, 13 July — Professor Tom Albright
Professor and Director Vision Center Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California, US
Adapting to Environmental Change: Lessons from Color-Opponency in the Primate Visual System

Tuesday, 14 July 
Corpus Callosum Development and Disorders Workshop

15 July — Dr Elliott Sherr
Pediatric Neurologist, UCSF Children's Hospital, San Fransisco, US
Building a brain – developmental and genetic causes of epilepsy and agenesis of the corpus callosum

Friday, 17 July — Professor Wieland Huttner
Director, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
Neurogenesis and the cell biology of neural stem and progenitor cells

Wednesday, 22 July — Associate Professor Geoff Goodhill
Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Building a Brain – wiring the brain

Wednesday, 29 July — Professor Seong-Seng Tan
Senior Principal Research Fellow, Brain Development Laboratory, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne
Building a Brain - harm minimization following injury

Wednesday, 5 August — Professor Dennis O'Leary
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California, US
Building a Brain – building the cerebral cortex

Thursday, 13 August — Prof. Michael T. Shipley
University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Building a Brain – deciphering functional circuits in the brain

Wednesday, 19 August — Dr John Power
Synaptic Plasticity Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Neuronal Calcium Waves: What do they do?

Thursday, 27 August — Professor Harvey Whiteford
Peter Goodenough Memorial Lecture 
Kratzmann Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Queensland
The Global Burden of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

 

 

 



Friday, 28 August -

 

Professor Claes WahlestedtDepartment of Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences, The Scripps Research Institute, FloridaUS
Regulatory RNAs in CNS Disorders

Friday, 28 August - Ms Vilija Jokubaitis
Multiple Sclerosis Group, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne
Identification and characterisation of Dab2 - a novel regulator of microglial activation

Monday, 31 August — Dr Volker Neugebauer
Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, The University of Texas, Medical Branch, US
Amygdalo-cortical plasticity in pain

 

Wednesday, 2 September — Professor Herbert Herzog
Director, Neuroscience Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney
Central control of energy homeostasis via the Neuropeptite Y system

3-4 September
Charles Watson Short Course

7-8 September
Frontiers in Spinal Cord Research

Wednesday, 9 September — Professor Darwin Berg
Professor of Biology, Section of Neurobiology, University of California San Diego, US
Organizing nicotinic input and using it to control glutamate synapse formation in brain

Tuesday, 15 September — Dr Kaylene Young
Research Fellow, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London, UK
The life of an oligo progenitor - from birth to old age

Wednesday, 16 September — Professor Bryan Mowry
Executive Director and Director of Genetics, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research
Adjunct Professor Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Towards identifying genetic variants predisposing to schizophrenia

Tuesday, 6 October — Dr. Jochen Zeil
Visual Sciences Group, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University
View-based Homing

Wednesday, 7 October — Ms DanaKai Bradford
Neural Migration Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Studies in Differentiation and Migration in the Adult Mammalian Brain with emphasis on the multi-functional receptor Neogenin

Wednesday, 14 October — Dr Tara Walker
Research Associate, Neural Plasticity Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Activation of a latent hippocampal stem cell: identifying factors that regulate adult hippocampal neurogenesis

 


Wednesday, 28 October — Mr Benjamin Sivyer
ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
A retinal ganglion cell that breaks all the rules

 

Wednesday, 4 November —  Assistant Professor Kang Shen
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, US
Molecular mechanisms of synapse formation and axonal transport

Thursday, 5 November — Professor Giacomo Rizzolatti
Inaugural Merson Lecture
Department of Neurosciences, Universita' Degli Studi Di Parma, Italy
The mirror mechanism: a neural mechanism to understand others

Thursday, 12 November — Professor Anirvan Ghosh
Professor and Chair, Section of Neurobiology, University of California San Diego, US
Regulation of synaptic specificity in a developing neural circuit

Wednesday, 18 November - Professor Peter Gunning
Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC Head Oncology Research Unit and Department of Pharmacology School of Medical Sciences University of New South Wales
Regulation of neuronal morphogenesis by the actin cytoskeleton

Wednesday, 25 November — Professor Michael A. Arbib
Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Southern California, US
Template Construction Grammar and the Description of Visual Scenes

Wednesday, 25 November — Dr Christine Wells
Research Fellow, Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Studies, Griffith University
Networking through the nose

2008

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

2007

Thursday, 6 December — Dr Anne Lingford-Hughes 
Reader of Biological Psychiatry & Addiction, University of Bristol, UK
Imaging the neuropharmacology of addiction - what has it told us?

Wednesday, 28 November — Dr Daniel Blackmore 
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Physical exercise stimulates resident stem cells and augments the regenerative capacity of the ageing brain

Wednesday, 14 November — Dr Elizabeth Coulson 
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Alzheimer's disease peptide Aß1-42 acts through the p75 neurotrophin receptor to induce cell death and neurogenesis

Wednesday, 31 October — Dr Francois Windels 
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Aversive stimuli reset membrane potential oscillations in the amygdala

Wednesday, 24 October — Professor Mandyam Srinivasan 
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Bees and Robots: Recent progress and current challenges

Wednesday, 3 October — Dr Kyoko Koshibu 
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
PP1-mediated histone coding: a mechanism underlining memory

Wednesday, 26 September — Dr Marc Kamke 
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Cholinergic modulation of lesion-induced plasticity in mature sensory cortex

Wednesday, 19 September — Dr John Mattick 
Institute of Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
RNA control of brain development, function and memory

Wednesday, 29 August — Dr Zhi-Qi Xiong 
Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Neurosciences, Shanghai, China
Regulation of dendritic growth and synaptic plasticity by transducers of regulated CREB (TORCs)

Wednesday, 22 August — Dr Randal Moldrich 
CJ Martin Fellow, NHMRC, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
The neurophenotype of Down syndrome

Wednesday, 1 August — Professor Justin Marshall 
Visual Ecology Lab, Sensory Neurobiology Group, School of Biomedical Sciences/QBI Affiliate, University of Queensland
Colour, Sex and Violence: a day on the reef

Tuesday, 24 July — Dr James Zheng 
Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, US
Spatial signalling and directional control of growth cones during axon guidance

Thursday, 19 July — Dr Yuchio Yanagawa 
Dept of Genetic & Behavioural Neuroscience, Gunma University School of Medicine, Japan
Transgenic rodents and the study of GABAergic neurons

Wednesday, 18 July — Dr Fritjof Helmchen 
Dept of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland
New imaging modalities for studying cellular and network computations in vivo

Monday, 16 July — Professor Heinrich Buelthoff 
Cognitive and Computational Psychophysics, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
An image-based approach to perception and action

Thursday, 28 June - Professor John Horn 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, US
Synaptic amplification in sympathetic ganglia - a building block for homeostatic control

Wednesday 27 June — Dr Tatyana O. Sharpee 
Computational Neurobiology Lab, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, US
From noise to natural scenes: optimization principles for adaptation in visual cortex

Thursday, 21 June — Dr Ling Yiu
Centre for Stem Cell Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, US
Transcription factors and cell fate specification

Wednesday, 13 June — Dr Ross Cunnington
Principal Research Fellow, School of Psychology and the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
The mirror system and the perception of actions and gestures

Wednesday, 6 June — Dr Jane Visvader
Molecular Genetics of Cancer Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Mammary stem cells in development and cancer

Wednesday, 30 May — Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert 
NISAD Chair of Schizophrenia Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of NSW
Neuregulin, Neurogenesis and Neuropsychiatry

Wednesday, 23 May — Dr Adina Roskies 
Assistant Professor, Dept of Philosophy, Dartmouth College, US
Decision-making and freedom

Thursday, 17 May — Dr Horst Simon 
Group Leader, Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Differentiation, maintenance and survival of mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons  — a route to the mechanisms of Parkinson's disease?

Wednesday, 16 May — Dr Russell Snell 
ViaLactia Biosciences, New Zealand
Neurodegenerative diseases; models and genetics

Wednesday, 9 May — Dr Yu-Qiang Ding 
Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Yu, China
Transcription factor Lmx1b: From development to brain functions

Wednesday, 2 May - Professor Trevor Kilpatrick 
Centre for Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne
Exploring Frontiers in Multiple Sclerosis Research
       
Thursday, 26 April —- Dr Eyleen Goh 

John Hopkins University
Novel approaches for functional regeneration in the adult central nervous system

Wednesday, 21 March — Dr Shingo Yoshikawa 
Salk Institute, San Diego, US
Wnt and Axon Guidance

Wednesday, 7 March — Professor Cliff Abraham 
Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand
Mechanisms of hippocampal LTP and LTD in vivo

Wednesday, 28 February — Dr Giles Plant 
Director, Red’s Spinal Cord Research Laboratory, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia
Autologous human cell transplants for spinal injury repair

Wednesday, 21 February — Dr Massimo Hilliard 
Rockefeller University, New York, US
Wnt signals and Frizzled activity orient anterior-posterior neuronal polarity and axonal outgrowth in C. elegans

Wednesday, 14 February — Dr Bruno van Swinderen 
The Neuroscience Institute, San Diego, US
Neurophysiology of attention-like processes in Drosophila

Thursday, 18 January — Dr Marcus Rattray 
Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London, UK
Glutamate Transporters and Excitoxicity in ALS

2006

12  Dec — Dr Patricia Yam
Stanford University, US
Actin-myosin network reorganization in symmetry-breaking and spontaneous cell motility initiation

11  Dec — Assistant Professor Frederic Charron
Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada
Morphogens as brain wiring molecules: Identifying the molecular mechanism underlying Sonic hedgehog-mediated axon guidance

6 Dec — Dr Michael Piper
Howard Florey Fellow, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Regulation of retinal axon guidance in Xenopus

29 Nov — Dr Zac Pujic
Postdoctoral Fellow, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Analysing the response of axons to molecular gradients

22  Nov — Professor  Peter Martin
Director of Research, National Vision Research Institute of Australia, The University of Melbourne
Subcortical channels for colour vision in primates

15 Nov — Dr Peter Papathanasiou
CJ Martin Fellow, Dept of Pathology, Stanford University, US
Stem Cells, Mutants and Epigenetics

25 Oct — Dr Robert Henderson
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Markers of disease progression in MND

11 Oct — A/Prof. Grant Mastick
Department of Biology, The University of Nevada, US
Growing long and straight: Mechanisms of longitudinal axon guidance

9 Oct —  Klaus Stiefel
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, US
Nonlinear Dynamics in Neural Function
 
Wednesday, 13 May — Professor John McGrath
Director, Epidemiology and Developmental Neurobiology, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Head of QBI Schizophrenia Group, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Advanced paternal age and neurodevelopmental disorders - linking epidemiology with neurobiology

Wednesday, 29 April — Dr Elliot Ludvig
Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada
Real-time Prediction Machines: How Animals Learn to Anticipate the Future

Wednesday, 22 April — Associate Professor Dan Minor
Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics, & Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, US
Structural insights into ion channel function and regulation

Wednesday, 15 April — Mr Duncan Mortimer
Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Designing the optimal growth cone

2005

26 October — Phil Porronik
School of Biomedical Sciences, UQ

19 October — Alan Woodruff 
The Queensland Brain Institute, UQ 

12 October — Mark Connor

5 October — Andrew Lawrence

28 September — Tara Walker

The Queensland Brain Institute, UQ 

21 September — Andrew Delaney 
The Queensland Brain Institute, UQ 

14 September — Brain Plasticity Symposium

7 September — Dr Roberto Cappi 

University of Melbourne
Alzheimer's disease: The role of the Amyloid Precursor Protein and Amyloid beta peptide in disease and health

24 August — Dr Christine Neyt
The Queensland Brain Institute, UQ

10 August — Dr Jacqueline Matthews
SMMB, University of Sydney
Assembly of LIM-containing Regulatory protein complexes

9 August — Dr Simon Murray
MS Research Group, Howard Florey Institute
The 'Chopper' domain regulates Nerve Growth Factor binding and signalling

3 August — Dr Greg Stuart
JCSMR, ANU

21 July — Professor Chris Goodnow

13 July — Professor Peter Dunkley

University of Newcastle
Novel mechanisms for receptor-mediated control of catecholamine synthesis

11 July — Professor Jason Mattingley
University of Melbourne

6 July — Dr Clarke Raymond
JCSMR, ANU

29 June — Prof. Wayne Hall 
Institute of Molecular Biosciences, UQ
Genetic and Neuroscience Perspectives on Addiction: Ethical and Policy Implications

22 June — Dr John Bekkers
JCSMR, ANU

15 June — Dr Robert Callister 
University of Newcastle

8 June — Dr Mark Bellingham 
School of Biomedical Sciences, UQ
The final common pathway - regulating motor neurone excitability in development and disease

1 June — Dr Elizabeth Coulson
The Queensland Brain Institute, UQ 
Signalling neuronal death through the p75 neurotrophin receptor

18 May — Dr Richard Masland 
Harvard, US

11 May — Dr Richard Banati 
University of Sydney
Neuron-glial interaction in brain disease: Neuroimaging results on microglial activation

6 May — Prof. Hugh Wilson 
York University, Toronto, Canada
Perceptual Oscillations and Waves in Vision

4 May — Tom Keeble
The Queensland Brain Institute, UQ
Characterisation of the role of Ryk in the mammalian brain