Speaker: Dr Nathalie Dehorter
Queensland Brain Institute
University of Queensland

Title: Control of the Interneuron Function during Brain Development.

Interneurons display functional diversity with unique gene expression profiles and distinct electrophysiological signatures which are essential to maintain the excitation-inhibition balance in neuronal networks. Yet, there is a profound lack of insight into how specific subclasses of interneurons adjust their activity via activity-dependent transcriptional programs to ultimately shape circuit development and homeostasis in health and disease. For this talk, I will present how the ETV1/ER81 transcription factor represents a master regulator of interneuron function and will show how targeting interneurons in autism spectrum disorder represents a viable target to treat the deleterious symptoms of this condition.  


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 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