North Queensland Club March Business Luncheon

Fri 22 Mar 2024 12:00pm


North Queensland Club
146 Denham Street, Townsville City QLD

North Queensland Club invites you to attend our March Business Luncheon, entitled Your Brain is on our Mind: Improving Lives through Brain Research with guest speaker Professor Pankaj Sah, Executive Director of the Queensland Brain Institute.

2 x course lunch served

Members $50pp
Non Members $60pp

RSVP by 18 March 2024 by contacting

Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

Fees will apply for cancellations after 20 March 2024.


Professor Pankaj Sah

Every day, our researchers uncover more about the brain – the wondrous, complex and mysterious organ that makes us who we are. Researchers at QBI are dedicated to improving people’s lives through a deeper understanding of the brain in health and disease. Understanding what the brain does, and why its dysfunction leads to neurological and mental disorders, presents some of the most challenging questions in society today. Join Executive Professor Pankaj Sah as he discusses the brain and the role QBI scientists and the community play in inspiring hope and ultimately changing lives.

Professor Pankaj Sah is Director of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ). He is renowned for his work in understanding the neural circuitry of the amygdala, an area of the brain that plays a central role in learning and memory formation. Dysfunction of the amygdala leads to a host of anxiety-related disorders. His laboratory uses a combination of molecular tools, electrophysiology, anatomical reconstruction, calcium imaging and behavioural studies to examine the electrophysiological signatures of different brain regions and their impact on disease. His laboratory group also works with patients undergoing electrode implantation for deep brain stimulation, which is used to treat a variety of disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Tourette's syndrome and essential tremor.

Professor Sah has published over 160 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Nature Partner Journal npj Science of Learning, the first journal to bring together the findings of neuroscientists, psychologists, and education researchers to understand how the brain learns.

Please email Kerry Hagen at to book.


Kerry Hagen
07 4771 2250