A/Professor Paul Dawson

Mater Research Institute and University of Queensland

Title: “Sulfate deficiency and adverse neurodevelopment”


Sulfate is an obligate nutrient for brain development and is supplied from mother to fetus throughout pregnancy, particularly from mid-pregnancy when fetal growth is maximal. Paul’s research is investigating the consequences of sulfate deficiency on growth and development in animal models and humans, as well as the potential neuroprotective benefit of sulfate supplementation.


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