Speaker: 

Professor George Augustine, Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title: "Optogenetic mapping of novel cerebellar circuits"

Abstract:  Optogenetic technologies are revolutionizing our understanding of brain function. Here I will describe an optogenetic method for mapping the function and spatial organization of local circuits. This method has allowed us to identify a novel type of cerebellar interneuron and map its circuits. This cell may play a unique role in neuronal synchronization and motor learning. 

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.

The scheduled QBI Neuroscience Seminar series are held on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm in the Level 7 Auditorium of the Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland. Additional seminars may be held at other times as listed below.

 

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