In 2010, with our friends at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (IBP), we began the first joint neuroscience laboratory between Australia and China. This is an historic moment in neuroscience for our two countries and our focus is to dedicate resources to research brain disorders, such as dementia, depression and schizophrenia.

Dementia, for example, is expected to affect more than one million Australians and 60 million Chinese by the year 2050; a potentially enormous burden to our medical systems. We believe that our collaboration will lead to a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms controlling higher brain function and ultimately how we can overcome cognitive disorders.

Already much has been achieved and details can be obtained from our joint newsletter Collaborate, available below.

News from the Joint Laboratory of Neuroscience & Cognition

Download past issues of Collaborate, a joint newsletter between QBI and IBP: