Professor Pankaj Sah

Director, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Title: "Anxiety and depression – the search for better therapeutics"


Anxiety and Depression are two common conditions that are thought to result from disordered function in the neural circuits that affect our emotional lives. While these disorders are clinically well established, their treatment is not simple. Currently they are treated by a combination of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. The pharmacological treatment of these disorders has largely proceeded by ad hoc discovery, and trial and error. As a result, many of these treatments are accompanied by a range of side effects.

The development of more effective pharmacological treatment requires an understanding of the biology that underpins these disorders. QBI's research is providing insights into the genetics of some of these disorders and possible targets for therapeutic action. 



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