Professor Bruno van Swinderen
Queensland Brain Institute
University of Queensland

Title: "Synapse-specific trapping and whole-brain fragmentation: the complex road to general anaesthesia"


Understanding a complex problem such as general anaesthesia requires linking local molecular effects to whole brain consequences. I’ll be discussing new approaches in single molecule tracking and whole brain imaging in the Drosophila model, which are helping us understand how general anaesthetics might render animals unconscious and unresponsive.

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. 


Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2018