Neurons, synapses & circuits - from function to disease

Understanding how neuronal activity and synaptic function produce and are shaped by behaviour is a fundamental goal of neuroscience. Similarly, improved treatments for mental and neurological disorders will rely on gaining a better appreciation for how the brain coordinates activity across synaptic, circuit and system scales. This short conference brings together academic, industry and clinical leaders to discuss the latest advances in these areas.

    Neurons, synapses & circuits - from function to disease

    Thu 16 Aug 2018 9:00amSat 18 Aug 2018 4:30pm


    1 North Head Scenic Drive. Manly NSW 2095
    Q Station


    Registration costs $200 and includes a buffet dinner on Friday August 17. 


    Abstract submissions

    Abstract submissions are encouraged prior to the deadline of July 15. A small number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation (15 minutes each).

    Please provide abstracts using the following template and email to

    Download Template

    Speakers include:

    • David Bredt                              Johnson and Johnson
    • Rick Huganir                            Johns Hopkins University
    • Julie Kauer                               Brown University
    • Diane Lipscombe                    Brown University
    • Rob Malenka                            Stanford University
    • Stephen Maren                        Texas A&M
    • Chris McBain                            NIH
    • Katherine Roche                      NIH
    • Bernardo Sabatini                    Harvard University
    • Morgan Sheng                          Genentech
    • Shengtao Hou                           Southern University of Science and Technology
    • Andres Villu Maricq                  University of Utah
    • Liping Wang                               Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology


    Q Station has a total of 84 rooms and is 35 minutes from central Sydney. Numerous alternative hotels are located within a 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride of the conference venue, near Manly beach.


    The organisers are extremely grateful to the following sponsors: 

    • The International Society for Neurochemistry
    • Janssen
    • The Queensland Brain Institute