Join us for the QBI 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium. This is a free event showcasing some of the exceptional research taking place at QBI.

QBI 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium

Fri 25 Aug 2023 9:00am6:00pm


Queensland Brain Institute
Building 79
University of Queensland
Level 7

QBI 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium

The 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium is a celebration of the extraordinary contributions to neuroscience that we have made over the past 20 years. Celebrate QBI's science with your colleagues on 25 August 2023.


Abstracts for poster presentations can be submitted via the Registration form.



Friday 25 August
9.00 - 9.20

Pankaj Sah


9.20 - 9.35

Perry Bartlett

Reflections on the first 20 years of QBI

9.35 - 10.05

Fred Meunier

Single molecule neuroscience with a French twist

10.05 - 10.35

Sue Tye

Circuit therapeutics for mood disorders: State-dependent mechanisms of ventral tegmental area deep brain stimulation

10.35 - 10.50Morning Tea
10.50 - 11.20

Steven Zuryn

Regulation of the state of the mitochondrial genome

    11.20 - 11.50

    Bruno van Swinderen

    Worms are unconscious; flies are conscious: insights from sleep and general anaesthesia

    11.50 - 12.50

    4 x 10 min postdocs talks

    1. Adekunle Bademosi: RNA-interactions alter the nanoscale dynamics of pathogenic MND-linked TDP-43 mutations
    2. Xiaoying Cui: Epitranscriptomic regulation of striatal function: a new biology of schizophrenia?
    3. Belal Shohayeb: Neogenin-WRC interactions facilitate BDNF-mediated synaptic activity - a nanoscale view
    4. Jocelyn Widagdo: Activity-dependent regulation of RNA N6-methyladenosine (m6A) in neuronal plasticity
    12.50 - 2.15Lunch and Posters
    2.15 - 2.45

    Tara Walker

    Systemically released exerkines rejuvenate adult neurogenesis and cognition in ageing and injury

    2.45 - 3.15

    Clarissa Whitmire

    The cellular encoding of temperature across the thalamus

    3.15 - 4.15

    4 x 10 min PhD talks

    1. Tessa Onraet: Axons eject damaged mitochondria in response to mitochondrial DNA damage
    2. Caleb Stone: Changes of mind under certainty: the role of pre-decisional evidence acccumulation 
    3. Matthew Kenna: Insights into memory formation through the circuitry of fear
    4. Mason Musgrove: Vaults as key communication complexes in learning & synaptic plasticity
    4.15Barbeque and drinks