2022 Reflections

QBI Director Pankaj Sah
QBI Director Pankaj Sah.

What a busy and productive year 2022 has been! On behalf of everyone here at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), I would like to thank you for your support and extend our best wishes to you and your loved ones this festive season. 

Trial of ultrasound treatment for Alzheimer’s underway

We ended the year with the start of the first human safety and tolerability study for scanning ultrasound as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. This achievement, like many others at QBI, is the culmination of many years of discovery research and offers hope to millions of families. 

Stirling Hinchliffe Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement, Professor Peter Nestor, Professor Pankaj Sah, Professor Jurgen Götz and Vice Chancellor Deborah Terry with the ultrasound scanning device at the Queensland Brain Institute
(Left to right) Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Professor Peter Nestor, QBI Director Professor Pankaj Sah, CJCADR Director Professor Jürgen Götz and UQ Vice Chancellor Deborah Terry with the ultrasound scanning device at the Queensland Brain Institute

2022 research highlights

We continue to champion discovery research, even as we expand our translational research initiatives. Discovery research makes translational research possible, and we never lose sight of its importance in building our knowledge of what makes us the individuals we are – the brain

This short video below captures some of our highlights for the year, including the celebration of 10 years of research excellence within our Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR) and the fundraising activities that help us continue our research. 

Thank you for your dedication and support

To QBI researchers and staff: thank you for your creativity and perseverance. Many of you were recognised for your scientific endeavours, including our students – the next generation of neuroscience leaders. Of course, there are many ‘unsung heroes’ who give above and beyond to neuroscience and support your colleagues. I am grateful to work with such a talented and compassionate team. 

I would also like to express my gratitude to the UQ senior executive, particularly Vice-Chancellor Professor Debbie Terry and Provost Professor Aidan Byrne, and the members of our Advisory Board, chaired by Jeff Maclean, who provided sage counsel throughout the year. 

To our donors, thank you for your steadfast support of QBI. You provide the inspiration and motivation to continue. We will need your ongoing support, and I can’t wait to share the next stage of our journey with you as QBI celebrates its 20th year in 2023. 

Until then, I wish you all a relaxing and wonderful festive season with family and friends. 

Best wishes,

Professor Pankaj Sah
Director, QBI



Last updated:
20 January 2023