A/Professor Timothy Bredy

Queensland Brain Institute

Title: RNA in Neuroscience

Abstract: RNA, once thought to simply be an intermediate step in the transition from DNA code to the proteome, is increasingly being recognised as a critical feature information processing in the brain. This is due, in part, to the discovery that the majority of our genes do not code for protein but instead generate a diverse population of regulatory RNAs that function in a cell-type and state-dependent manner. Indeed, dysregulated RNA metabolism is involved in a variety of brain disorders, including neuropsychiatric conditions such as like phobia, PTSD, schizophrenia and depression, as well as neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS and epilepsy. RNA therefore represents a new frontier in the quest to design new treatment approaches for brain disorders. This talk will focus on my labs journey through the world of RNA in neuroscience over the a past 15 years, highlighting new avenues for exploration along the way.


About 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.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


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