Neuroscience Seminars

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

The scheduled QBI Neuroscience Seminar series are held on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm in the Level 7 Auditorium of the Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland. Additional seminars may be held at other times as listed below.

 

Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2016 

Contacts

Professor Geoffrey Goodhill (scientific issues)
Deirdre Wilson (administrative issues)

Professor Mandayam A. Srinivasan, USA : "Haptics: Science, Technology, and Applications"

20 December 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Prof. Mandayam A. Srinivasan
Director
TouchLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Professor Josh Kaplan, Harvard

18 January 2018 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Josh Kaplan
Department of Neurobiology Harvard Medical School Boston, MA 02115 USA

Professor Mike Cousin, Edinburgh University : “Activity-dependent bulk endocytosis - function and dysfunction”  

23 January 2018 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Mike Cousin
Chair of Neuronal Cell Biology, Centre for Integrative Physiology, Hugh Robson Building, University of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh,  Scotland

Neurocience Seminar : TBA

24 January 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Rachel Templin, UQ

31 January 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

7 February 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

21 February 2018 11:00am12:00pm

A/Professor Saji Kumar Sreedharan, National University of Singapore

28 February 2018 11:00am12:00pm
A/Professor Saji Kumar Sreedharan
Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Casey Linton, UQ

7 March 2018 11:00am12:00pm

A/Professor Ethan Scott, UQ

14 March 2018 11:00am12:00pm
A/Professor Ethan Scott
Head, Lab for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland

International Leaders in Neuroscience Seminar : Professor Marcel Kool, Germany

21 March 2018 4:00pm5:00pm
Professor Marcel Kool
German Cancer Research Center, Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Alessandra Donato, UQ

28 March 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Dr Natalie Dehorter, ANU

11 April 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Dr Yajie Sun, UQ

2 May 2018 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Yajie Sun
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Professor Jonathon Howard, Yale

11 May 2018 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Jonathon Howard
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry 266 Whitney Avenue Bass Center, New Haven, USA

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

13 June 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

20 June 2018 11:00am12:00pm

A/Professor Mathew Blurton-Jones, UCI : (TBC)

27 June 2018 11:00am12:00pm
A/Professor Mathew Blurton-Jones
Neurobiology and Behaviour, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine.

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

18 July 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

25 July 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

22 August 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

29 August 2018 11:00am12:00pm

QBI Student Exit Seminar : TBA

5 September 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

12 September 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

19 September 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

10 October 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

17 October 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

24 October 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

31 October 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

7 November 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Neuroscience Seminar TBA

14 November 2018 11:00am12:00pm

International Leaders in Neuroscience Seminar : Professor Nicholas B. Turk-Browne, Yale

21 November 2018 4:00pm5:00pm
Professor Nicholas B. Turk-Browne
Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven CT06520, USA

QBI Student Exit Seminar : TBA

28 November 2018 11:00am12:00pm

Dr James Daniel, Germany : "Wrestling with SUMO at the synapse"

12 December 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr James Daniel
Molecular Neurobiology Group, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen 37075, Germany

Professor Rena Li and Professor Yong Shen, China : "Sex-specific targets to Alzheimer’s disease" and "Why is a single molecule, BACE1, involved with multiple types of brain disorders?”

30 November 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Rena Li, Beijing Institute of Brain Disorders, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China and
Professor Yong Shen, Neurodegenerative Disorder Research Center, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

Jenny Pavlides, UQ : "Integrating genome-wide association study data with gene expression to understand complex traits and common diseases"

30 November 2017 10:15am11:00am
MPhil Exit Seminar by Jenny Pavlides, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
in the IMB (Building 80), Level 3 Large Seminar Room (3.142)

Dr Melissa Sharpe, Princeton : "The contribution of dopamine to the model-based world"

29 November 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Melissa Sharpe
Princeton Neuroscience Institute & National Institute on Drug Abuse
Princeton, New Jersey 

Professor Stephen Williams, UQ : "Cholinergic modulation is an essential component of neocortical circuit computations"

22 November 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Stephen Williams
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri, UQ : "Regulation and function of distinct neurogenic precursors in the adult brain"

15 November 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri
Mater Research Institute and Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland

Dr Melvyn Yap, UQ : "Electrophysiological Analyses of Sleep States in Drosophila"

8 November 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Melvyn Yap (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

A/Professor Tim Bredy, UQ : "Evolving insights into the qualitative nature of RNA and its functional diversity in the brain"

1 November 2017 11:00am12:00pm
A/Professor Tim Bredy
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Professor Pankaj Sah, UQ : "Anxiety and depression – the search for better therapeutics"

11 October 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Pankaj Sah
Director, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Professor John McGrath, UQ : "Convergent evidence implicates vitamin D deficiency and voltage-gated calcium channel function in schizophrenia"

4 October 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor John McGrath
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia, and Niels Bohr Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark 

Dr Iris Wang, UQ: "Neuronal Trafficking - Linking mechanisms to functions in live neurons"

27 September 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Iris Wang
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Dr Justin Wong, U Sydney : "Intronic nonsense: Why we should stop ignoring them?"

20 September 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Justin Wong
Head, Gene Regulation in Cancer Lab, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, University of Sydney, NSW

Professor Barry Dickson, UQ and Janelia Farms : “The Neurobiology of Drosophila Mating Behaviour”

6 September 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Barry Dickson
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland and Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Virginia, USA

A/Professor Frini Karayanidis, U Newcastle : "Age-related decline in cognitive control: Role of CV risk factors"

30 August 2017 11:00am12:00pm
A/Professor Frini Karayanidis
Director, Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, NSW 2308

Professor Alison Goate, Mount Sinai: "Rare and Common Genetic Variation implicates microglial function in Alzheimer’s disease risk"

24 August 2017 2:00pm3:00pm
Professor Alison Goate
Director, Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease, Dept of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska, UWA. "The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases"

23 August 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Aleksandra Filipovska, Laboratory Head, Mitochondrial Medicine and Biology, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth, WA

Professor Michael Milford, QUT : "Navigation, Neuroscience and Neural Networks: A Quest to Understand Intelligence and Build Better Robots"

9 August 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Michael Milford
Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Garden Point Campus, Brisbane

Professor Christian Haass, LMU, Munich : "TREM2 in Alzheimer's disease – from microglial dysfunction to human patients"

2 August 2017 4:00pm5:00pm
Professor Christian Haass
Department of Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Professor Sunil Gandhi, USA : "Rewiring the circuits of high acuity spatial vision"

24 July 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Sunil Gandhi
Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, USA

Professor David Tremethick, ANU : "What do reproduction and memory have in common? The epigenetic regulator H2A.B"

19 July 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor David Tremethick
Head of the Department of Genome Science, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601 

Professor Loren Frank, UCSF : "Neural substrates of memories and decisions"

12 July 2017 4:00pm5:00pm
Professor Loren Frank
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco

Dr Jeehyun Kim, VIC : "Understanding the development of emotional memory to treat anxiety and addiction"

5 July 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Jeehyun Kim,
Lab Head, Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory –Behavioural Neuroscience, The Florey Institute, Parkville VIC 3052

Anthony Harris, UQ : "The role of neural oscillations in human visual attention and awareness"

21 June 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Anthony Harris (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Professor Michael Nilsson, Hunter Medical Research Institute : "Emerging avenues in stroke rehabilitation – focus on recovery and secondary neurodegeneration"

14 June 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Michael Nilsson, MD, PhD
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, Australia.

Dr Hari Subramanian, UQ : "The midbrain periaqueductal gray: A novel circuit for treatment of intractable neurogenic autonomic disease via neuromodulation"

13 June 2017 12:45pm1:30pm
Dr Hari Subramanian
Research Leader - Systems Neuroscience & Neuromodulation Laboratory, Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland

Dr Susannah Tye, USA: "Metabolic Deficits in Antidepressant Resistance are a Functional Target for Neuromodulation"

13 June 2017 11:30am12:15pm
Dr Susannah Tye
Director, Translational Neuroscience Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Depression Center, Rochester, MN, USA

Dr Jana Vukovic, UQ : "Understanding the role of microglia as regulators of adult neurogenesis in the intact and injured brain"

7 June 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Jana Vukovic
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland and School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland

Madhusoothanan Bhagavathi Perumal, UQ. "Organisation of a reverberating cell assembly in the basolateral amygdala"

31 May 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Madhusoothanan Bhagavathi Perumal (PhD Exit Seminar)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Professor Linda Richards, UQ : "Interhemispheric axonal plasticity in developmental brain disorders"

17 May 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Linda Richards PhD FAA FAHMS
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland

Professor George Augustine, Singapore. "Optogenetic mapping of novel cerebellar circuits"

10 May 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor George Augustine, Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr Vincent Daria, ANU : "Understanding brain circuits using nanotechnology and photonic tools" 

8 May 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Vincent Daria
Group Leader (Neurophotonics Group)
ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

Professor Geoff Faulkner, UQ. "Somatic L1 mosaicism: 'dark matter' in the mammalian brain"

3 May 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Geoff Faulkner
Queensland Brain Institute and Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland

Professor Brenda Gannon, UQ. "Connecting health economics and brain research"

26 April 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Brenda Gannon
Mater Research Institute Chair in Health Economics, Centre for Business and Economics of Health, University of Queensland

Professor Lars Ittner, UNSW : "On the molecular role of Tau in regulating post-synaptic toxicity"

19 April 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Lars Ittner
School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales

Lacey Atkins, UQ : "An investigation of risk factors for Alzheimer's disease in obstructive sleep apnoea patients"

18 April 2017 10:00am11:00am
PhD Exit Seminar by Lacey Atkins, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
In the Ritchie Meeting Room (Building 64A)

Reuben Strydom, UQ. "Bio-inspired Strategies for Autonomous Aerial Navigation, Guidance and Interception"

12 April 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Reuben Strydom, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Dr Andrew Higginson, Exeter : "Learning to be ill? Adaptive decision-making systems with limited information may cause ill health"

6 April 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Andrew Higginson, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, University of Exeter, UK.

Professor Scott Tyo, UNSW Canberra at ADFA : "Do You see What I See?  Exploiting advanced properties of light and mimicking biological vision systems to develop new imaging and sensing methods"

29 March 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Scott Tyo, Head of the School of Engineering and IT, The University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Canberra ACT 2600

TBA

22 March 2017 11:00am12:00pm

TBA

15 March 2017 11:00am12:00pm

Eco-Oncology: Applying principles of ecology to improve outcomes in oncology

7 March 2017 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Brent Reynolds, Lillian S Wells Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Tong Wu, UQ : "Functional brain network study on wild type and DISC1 transgenic mice"

28 February 2017 3:30pm4:30pm
Tong Wu
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Jing Zhao, UQ : "Role of EphA4 in regulating adult hippocampal neurogenesis and motor neuron disease"

22 February 2017 11:00am
Dr Jing Zhao
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Investigating the disease mechanisms of MND and frontotemporal dementia related to TDP-43 pathology

17 February 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Adam K. Walker, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Macquarie University, NSW

Somatic L1 mosaicism: 'dark matter' in mammalian genetics

15 February 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Geoff Faulkner, Queensland Brain Institute and Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland

Innovative genetic and chemical genetics approaches to understand and treat motor neuron diseases

14 February 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Jean Giacomotto, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

TBA

3 February 2017 1:15pm2:15pm
 

Synaptic and circuit mechanisms of sensorimotor integration in C. elegans

31 January 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Zhaoyu Li, Research Investigator, Life Science Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Encoding and storing experience in hippocampal-cortical networks

30 January 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Jai Yu, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Using patterned neural activity to modify Alzheimer’s disease pathology

24 January 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Li-Huei Tsai, Professor and Director - Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Dept of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Deconstructing fear

23 January 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Andrea Lüthi, Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

Reverse replay during human problem solving

9 December 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Peter Dayan, Director, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, UK

Activation of a latent hippocampal precursor population

24 November 2016 12:00pm
Dr Tara L Walker, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Germany

Epilepsy: from genes to cures for the sacred disease?

23 November 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Samuel F Berkovic, Epilepsy Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg VIC

Ilvana Dzafic (PhD Exit Seminar)

16 November 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Ilvana Dzafic, QBI, University of Queensland

Slow down, Old-Timer! How ageing is making us rush

9 November 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr J. Bertran-Gonzalez, DECRA Research Fellow, School of Psychology, UNSW

The role of neogenin in epithelial morphogenesis

2 November 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Natalie Lee, QBI, University of Queensland