Speaker :

Dr Zhaoyu Li

Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Title: "Functional Connectomics: understanding neural network integration in C. elegans"

Abstract: The connection matrix of the brain is the foundation of brain functions. Increasing efforts have been devoted into mapping comprehensive maps of neural connections in different species. As a critical milestone in the field of connectomics, the complete structure and connectivity of the C. elegans nervous system was finished in 1986. However, after more than 30 years, we still don’t know much about how C. elegans wiring diagram encodes diverse behaviours. This is due to the lack of functional connetomic knowledge. My talk will introduce some key approaches as well as research progress in my group in study functional connectomics in C. elegans. 
 

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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