Past events

2014

  • 8 August: Neural nitworks, part of National Science Week 2014.
  • 4 August: "The neuroscience of mental health disorders in children" symposium featuring Professor Larry Young and other leading experts.
  • 1 August: "Intranasal ketamine in treatment-resistant depression" presented by Associate Professor Kyle Lapidus, Mount Sinai Hospital, USA.
  • 31 July: Neural nitworks at headspace Camperdown, part of National Science Week 2014.
  • 29 July: "Nicotine: yesterday, today and tomorrow" presented by Karl Fagerstro:m, Society for Research on Nictoine and Tobacco.
  • 19 June: Neural nitworks: craft a healthy brain at the Charles Perkins Centre, part of National Science Week 2014.
  • 30 May: "Laplacian fractional entropy as a measure of higher-order statistics of images" presented by Professor Craig Abbey, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.
  • 29 April: "Everything you need to know about Cannabis - for tobacco treatment specialists" presented by Etty Matalon, National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre.
  • 15 April: "Neuroimaging studies in Multiple Sclerosis, prenatal stress and Alzheimer's disease" presented by Dr Arnaud Chavil, ANSTO
  • 11 April: "Gene-Brain-Behaviour interactions in clinical practice" presented by Professor Allan Reiss, Stanford University, USA.
  • 8 April: "A role for oxytocin signalling in the aetiology of autism?" presented by Associate Professor Simon Gregory, Duke University, USA.
  • 4 April: "Identification of risk factors for PTSD - the intricate mesh of genes and environment" presented by Dr Divya Mehta, University of Queensland.
  • 25 March: Smoking cessation in Thailand, presented by Dr Naparat Amornputtisathaporn, Mahidol University, Thailand.
  • 25 February: Professor Michael Merzenich presents "Brain plasticity-based medicine".
  • 14 January: Master of Molecular Imaging webinar.

2013

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  • 6 November: Aspect early-years' workshops for parents, "Let's play: developing play skills for children with autism spectrum disorder"
  • 30 October: Brain & Mind Sciences Postgraduate Coursework Information Evening
  • 29 October: "Electrophysiology and large scale imaging: An imaging technology presentation" from Leica Microsystems.
  • 28 October: "Advanced imaging and visualisation in research" presented by Dr Wojtek Goscinski, Coordinator of MASSIVE and Project Manager of the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory.
  • 25 October: "Autism in DSM 5: Implications for assessment practices" presented by Vicki Gibbs, Specialist Diagnostic Assessment Service Unit, Aspect.
  • 25 October: Radiotracer Seminar "The next wave of radiotracers from Camperdown for Neurosciences". Download the presentations.
  • 24 October: "24-hour body clocks and the risk of developing depression" presented by Professor Ian Hickie.
  • 23 October: Aspect early-years' workshops for parents, "Introduction to positive behaviour support (Part 2)"
  • 17 October: Sydney Medical School Postgraduate Information Evening, with a presentation from Professor Ian Hickie about the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences.
  • 15 October: headspace Mental Health Month morning tea.
  • 9 October: Aspect early-years' workshops for parents, "Introduction to positive behaviour support (Part 1)"
  • 25 September: Aspect early-years' workshops for parents, "Introduction to sensory needs in autism spectrum disorder"
  • 20 September: "History of Consciousness" presented by Professor Max Bennett.
  • 19 September: "History of Mind" presented by Professor Max Bennett AO.
  • 12 September: "Recent Advances in Neuroscience: Plasticity, Imaging, Regeneration and Addiction"
  • 11 September: Aspect early-years' workshops for parents, "Communication: Practical communication strategies for early-years settings"
  • 30 August: "Demystifying consciousness" Presented by Dr Peter Hacker, St John's College, Oxford UK. Download the audio recording.
  • 28 August: Aspect early-years' workshops for parents, "Understanding autism: how it presents in the early years"
  • 26 August: Workshop on pre-clinical molecular imaging
  • 15 August: Sydney Ideas event "Inner Space: visualising the earth, mind and body" with Professor Ian Hickie
  • 9 August: "Awash in a sea of images: What the study of visual attention can tell us about medical image perception" presented by Professor Jeremy Wolfe, Harvard Medical School.
  • 26 July: "Promises and Challenges of Simultaneous PET-MR Imaging" presented by Professor Georges El Fakhri, Center for Advanced Imaging Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital Radiology Department, Harvard Medical School.
  • 10 July: Debate: "Are we doing enough for early psychosis?" with Professors Patrick McGorry (for) and Ian Hickie (against), chaired by Dr Ralf Ilchef.
  • 4 July: "The contribution to mental health reform by people who have experienced mental health challenges" presented by Larry Davidson, Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine on behalf of the NSW Mental Health Commission.
  • 22 June: "Deprivation, Festination and Ideation - Sleep, the Brain, Mental Health and Insomnia" co-presented by the Woolcock and BMRI.
  • 19 June: Sydney Freezing Symposium
  • 18 June: 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences with invited lectures from Professors Max Bennett and Manuel Graeber, BMRI.
  • 28 May: Smoking Cessation Webinar: "Smoking & Blood Sugar Levels: Implications for type 2 diabetes", presented by Julie Robinson, Medical Honours student, University of Sydney.
  • 28 May: "An introduction to lightsheet microscopy", presented by Gavin Symonds, Carl Zeiss.
  • 23 May: "The relationship between prenatal testosterone and language development in autism" presented by Lauren Hollier, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia.
  • 17 April: "War, PTSD and the psychological health of veterans and their families" presented by Dr Brian O'Toole, Veteran Family Health Research Program, BMRI.
  • 11 March: Dr Daniel Hermens presented "Pathways to alcohol - induced brain impairment in young people" at the Youth Health Forum 2013 "Hammered: exploring alcohol - culture, choices and strategies".
  • 4 March: Nicotine addiction and smoking cessation 3-day training course, coordinated by the Smoking Research Program.

2012

  • 7 december: "Development and function of the hypothalamus" presented by Associate Professor Gil Levkowitz, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel as part of the SciNaPPs Lecture Series.
  • 27 November: Smoking Cessation Update Day 2012, with special guest speakers Professor Robert West from the University College London, UK and Professor Amanda Baker from the University of Newcastle.
  • 23 November: "Innate immune activation in spinal cord injury" presented by Dr Mark Ruitenberg, School of Biomedical Sciences, the University of Queensland as part of the SciNaPPs Lecture Series.
  • 16 November: "Positive Computing: How can technology support wellbeing?"
    Presented by A/Prof Rafael Calvo, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney as part of the SciNaPPs Lecture Series.
  • 14 November: All that health reform! What have we achieved and what have we learned? Presented by the Sydney Health Policy Network, with guest panel member Prof Ian Hickie.
  • 9 November: "Seven years of Alzheimer’s research" presented by Professor Jürgen Götz, Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), The University of Queensland as part of the SciNaPPs Lecture Series.
  • 1 November: "Imaging in the future: Challenges and a perspective", and "Fluorine-18 labelled tracers for in vivo applications". Presented by Professor Jason S. Lewis, and Dr Nagavara Kishore Pillarsetty, Department of Radiology, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases.
  • 31 October: Happiness, health and wellbeing @ work conference with presentation on improving health at work from A/Prof Nick Glozier
  • 25 October: 2013 Postgraduate Coursework Information Evening
  • 22 - 24 October: Nicotine addiction and smoking cessation 3 day training course
  • 19 October: SciNaPPs Lecture Series "Rods, Tracks and Trains: Microglia in the diffuse-injured brain align and couple to influence circuit reorganization" presented by A/Prof Jonathan Lifshitz, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Department of Child Health, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, USA.
  • 4 October, 2012: Master of Molecular Imaging Online Information Session
  • 27 - 28 September, 2012: 6th Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease (A&PD) Symposium, hosted by A/Prof Lars Ittner, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Program. International guest speakers Dr Jorge Pallop (Gladstone, USA) and Dr Ryan Watts (Genetech, USA).
  • 21 September, 2012: Danse Macabre: Emotional responses to death and dying from medieval to contemporary times, with keynote speaker Prof Ian Hickie.
  • 14 September, 2012: "Clinical neurobiology of sleep apnea", presented by Ron Grunstein, Professor of Sleep Medicine, University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research as part of the SciNaPPs lecture series.
  • 12 September, 2012: "Social anxiety in autism spectrum disorders: A new target for treatments?" presented by Stefano Pallanti, MD PhD Professor of Psychiatry, University of Florence (Italy), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, new York (USA) for the SciNaPPs lecture series.
  • 6 September, 2012: "Understanding Fear from Mice to Humans: Implications for PTSD and Fear-related Disorders" presented by A/Prof Kerry Ressler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Emory University for the SciNaPPs lecture series.
  • 5 September, 2012: "Adolescent pathways to depression: interventions, choice and treatments" presented by Prof Ian Hickie for the Sydney Ideas Festival "21st Century Medicine: today's research, tomorrow's healthcare" series.
  • 31 August, 2012: "The role of glia in the regulation of mood state and cognitive function" presented by Dr Frederick Rohan Walker, Biomedical Science University of Newcastle. Unraveling the complex activities of glia in mood disturbance.
  • 17 August, 2012: "Content, delivery and design of oral presentations involving Powerpoint" presented by Ruth Gordon, BMRI.
  • 22 June, 2012: "Abnormal balance between learning systems and addiction". Presented by Dr Lee Hogarth, UNSW.
  • 20 June, 2012: Launch of "Stability in Mind" by Neil Cole, published by New Hollan Press. The launch was attended by the Premier Barry O'Farrell, The Hon. Kevin Humphries MP, and University of Sydney Vice Chancellor Michael Spence.
  • 15 June, 2012: "Life, death and work after depression. Epidemiological studies from Norway". Presented by Professor Arnstein Mykletun, Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
  • 8 June, 2012: "Measuring empathy in autism". Presented by Dr Sander Begeer, School of Psychology, University of Sydney.
  • 4 - 6 June, 2012: Nicotine addiction and smoking cessation 3 day training course.
  • 25 May, 2012: "The hidden layer of genomic programming in human development and cognition". Presented by Professor John Mattick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
  • 11 May, 2012: "The carbon footprint of the resting human brain". Presented by Prof DS Fahmeed Hyder, Biomedical Engineering and Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University.
  • 4 May, 2012: "Metabolomics of the human brain in vivo: An insight on neurogenesis". Presented by Professor Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 1 May, 2012: Molecular Imaging Symposium
  • 30 April, 2012: "Therapeutic brain stimulation: Applications, mechanisms and potential". Presented by Dr and Associate Professor Zelma HT Kiss, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Calgary, Alberta Canada.
  • 29 April, 2012: headspace team entered triathlon, raising over $1,000 for youth mental health research.
  • 27 April, 2012: "Dopaminergic and subcortical modulation of language processing". Presented by Associate Professor David Copland, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research.
  • 13 April, 2012: "Fructose and psychosis: a poorly managed risk in cardiometabolic health". Presented by Professor Tim Lambert, Professor and Head of Psychiatry | Sydney Medical School - Concord, Head, schizophrenia treatments and outcomes | Brain & Mind Research Institute, Director ccCHIP and CERP Clinical Services | Sydney LHN.
  • 30 March, 2012: "Molecular mechanisms of Notch-mediated neuronal cell death in ischaemic stroke". Presented by Thiruma V Arumugam, ARC Future Fellow, Experimental Stroke and Inflammation Research, the University of Queensland.
  • 15 March, 2012: "Developmental eye disease: genes and networks". Presented by Professor Veronica van Heyningen, MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 20 - 22 February, 2012: Nicotine addiction and smoking cessation 3 day training course.
  • 14 February, 2012: "Methylphenidate-mediated rescue of deficient dopamine reward prediction in an ADHD model" presented by Dr Jeff Wickens, Principal Investigator, Neurobiology Research Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.

2011

  • 8 December 2011: Australian Learning Group (ALG) 2011 Christmas Workshop.
  • 25 November 2011: "Re-conceptualizing depression" presented by Professor Ma-Li Wong, Pharmacogenomics Group, John Curtin School of Medical Research.
  • 18 November 2011: “Neuropeptide regulation of anxiety and stress responses: oxytocin and neuropeptides” presented by Professor Inga Neumann, Department of Neurobiology and Animal Physiology, Regensburg University, Germany.
  • 9 November 2011: "Embodied brains, social minds: Neuropsychological perspectives on social emotion and self in a global, technological age" presented by A/Prof Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California, USA.
  • 28 October 2011: Neuroinflammation and microglia in brain diseases workshop. Up-to-date information on the difficult topic of inflammation in the central nervous system, with topics ranging from common psychiatric conditions to the neurobiology of zebrafish, with a focus on microglia and their functions in brain and spinal cord diseases.
  • 24 October 2011: “The over, under, and misdiagnosis of bipolar disorders” presented by Professor Jan Scott, Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Newcastle, UK. Listen to the audio recording.
  • 21 October 2011: “Mapping early changes in frontotemporal dementia” presented by Dr Olivier Piguet, Senior Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia.
  • 18 October 2011: Symposium on Current Issues in Fear and Anxiety Research.
  • 14 October 2011: “10 things you can do to the trigeminal nerve” presented by Dr Benjamin Jonker, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Neurosurgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
  • 11 October 2011: "Metabolomics Australia: an integrated national biomolecular “omics” and informatics initiative" presented by Dr Ute Roessner, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics and Metabolomics Australia.
  • 7 October 2011: “Rethinking Mental Illness” presented by Thomas Insel MD, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, USA with Prof Ian Hickie, Executive Director, Brain and Mind Research Institute. Video will be posted soon.
  • 6 October 2011: “Activity-dependent regulation of AMPA receptor trafficking” presented by Victor Anggono, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • 30 September 2011: Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour: Research to Practice and Policy. Details.
  • 30 September 2011: Neuroscience and Mental Health Symposium. This meeting was inteded to review the scope of neuroscience and mental health research, education and training, and establish the governance of this theme moving forward.
  • 29 September 2011: ZEISS Confocal and Live Cell Usergroup Meeting. Details.
  • 21 September 2011: “Tumor-associated microglia/macrophages in human gliomas and a transgenic rat glioma model” presented by Professor Atsushi Sasaki, Saitama Medical University, Japan.
  • 26 August 2011: "The interbrain and autism spectrum disorder" presented by Prof Digby Tantam, Clinical Professor of Psychotherapy, University of Sheffield and Honorary Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of Cambridge.
  • 25-26 August 2011: 5th Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Symposium.
  • 24 August 2011: BMRI-ANSTO Molecular Imaging Workshop. To download copies of the lectures and the workshop report, please visit the Molecular Imaging Workshop page.
  • 12 August 2011: "A sneak peek at the future of psychiatry" presented by Professor Julio Licinio, Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University. Listen to the audio.
  • 18 July 2011: Management of cardiometabolic risk factors in mental illness seminar and workshop.
  • 17 June 2011: “Identifying Neuroimaging Markers of Psychosis: The Search for a Moving Target” presented by Prof Christos Pantelis, Scientific Director, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, The University of Melbourne.
  • 3 June 2011: "Conducting research and clinical trials" presented by Dr Margaret Faedo, Human Ethics Manager, University of Sydney.
  • 27 May 2011: “Human Prion Diseases: the old, the new and the enigmas” presented by Assoc Prof Steven John Collins, Director Australian National CJD Registry, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne.
  • 27 May 2011: As part of MS Awareness Week, a NSW MS Research Update was held at the Brain and Mind Research Institute. The afternoon symposium on the Causes, Consequences, Treatment, and Research in MS was presented by renowned MS clinicians, researchers, neurologists and nurses.
  • 20 May 2011: “Dementia in Parkinson's disease: A 20 year neuropsychological study” presented by Associate Professor Wayne Reid, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Course Coordinator, Postgraduate Program in Brain & Mind Sciences, BMRI.
  • 13 May 2011: "Discovering the pro-regenerative mechanisms of spinal cord injury in a zebrafish model" presented by Dr Yona Goldshmit, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University.
  • 6 May 2011: "One flu over the cuckoo’s nest: How Australian mental health law discriminates against the mentally ill" presented by Dr Christopher Ryan, Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Westmead Hospital.
  • 11-13 April 2011: Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation - 3 Day Training Course hosted by A/Prof Renee Bittoun.
  • 8 April 2011: "What have microglia got to do with it? New directions in the neurobiology of depression." presented by Dr F. Rohan Walker, NHMRC Doherty Fellow, Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Newcastle.
  • 1 April 2011: National Autism Summit. Autism Awareness hosts Australia’s inaugural National Autism Summit at the BMRI. The summit brings together 30 of Australia’s leading experts in the field of autism research, medicine, education and public policy, to develop a united action plan for autism in Australia. National Autism Summit Press release (PDF).
  • 25 March 2011: "The Empty Dashboard: the future of Australia’s mental health policies and plans" presented by Sebastian Rosenberg, National Mental Health Policy Unit, BMRI. Listen to this audio.
  • 11 March 2011: "Smoking, Smoking Cessation and Mental Health" presented by Assoc Prof Renee Bittoun, Smoking Cessation Unit, BMRI.
  • 23 February 2011: "Targeting aberrant immunity in MS" presented by Prof Hans Peter Hartung, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf.
  • 23 February 2011: "Interferon effects on cognition in demyelinating disease" Prof Anthony Reder, Professor of Neurology, University of Chicago, Director, University of Chicago MS Clinic.
  • 18 February 2011: "Breaking symmetry in the brain" presented by Dr Stephen Wilson, Professor of Developmental Genetics, Vice-Dean for Research in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University College London.

2010

  • December 8: Forum on Health Reform and Youth Health. Run by the NSW Association for Youth Health and NSW Youth Health Council.
  • December 5-8: Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) 2010 Conference.
  • December 4-5: Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) Pre-conference workshops.
  • December 3: "Health Reform and the Gillard Government – what it means for Mental Health & AOD Services " presented by John Mendoza, Adjunct Professor, Health Science, University of the Sunshine Coast.
  • November 26: "Puberty, hormones and adolescent wellbeing - the ARCHER study" presented by Prof Kate Steinbeck, Professor of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Westmead.
  • November 19: "The search for molecular mechanisms of opioid dependence" presented by Prof Macdonald Christie, Director of Neuropharmacology and Pain Research Laboratories, BMRI.
  • November 12: "Synapse complexity: evolution, behaviour and disease" presented by Prof Seth Grant, Principal Investigator, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
  • November 5: "The Neglect Syndrome: Component deficits and therapeutic strategies" presented by Dr Paresh Malhotra, Clinical Lecturer in Neurology, Imperial College London.
  • November 3: Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence launches the groundbreaking new textbook "Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions" edited by Bennett-Levy et al.
  • October 29: "Cardio-metabolic illness and schizophrenia" presented by Prof Tim Lambert, Professor of Psychiatry, BMRI and Concord Clinical School.
  • October 14: "Neural-immune interactions in health and disease" presented by Dr Esther M Sternberg, Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior, National Institute of Mental Health.
  • October 11 -13: Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation 3 Day Training Course. Conducted by A/Prof Renee Bittoun the course is held at the University of Sydney, Camperdown campus, and involves a combination of lectures, tutorials and clinical-based studies regarding Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation.
  • October 1: "Ready to recover: What a life history study of women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa reveals" presented by Dr Joanna Patching, Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing, University of Sydney
  • September 24: "Neuroprotective effects of traditional Chinese herbal medicines: a molecular perspective" presented by Prof Nikolaus Sucher, Professor of Herbal Pharmacology, University of Western Sydney.
  • September 21: Genetics and Schizophrenia Workshop - The Australian Psychosis Research Network (APRN) in partnership with the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) gave a one day training workshop introducing basic genetic concepts, the promises and pitfalls of genetic research into schizophrenia, and a discussion of controversies at the cutting edge of this field.
  • September 17: "Zebrafish as a genomics model for human disorders" presented by Prof Thomas Becker, Chair of Developmental Neurobiology, BMRI
  • September 14 - 16: Professor Bernard Balleine presented some of the latest advances in behavioural neuroscience at the Brain Plasticity Symposium.
  • September 10: "Medicine and the Media" presented by Sarah Stock, Head of Media Office, University of Sydney
  • September 3: "The neuroscience of human social behaviour" presented by Dr Adam Guastella, Social Cognition & Behavioural Treatment Clinic, BMRI
  • August 27: "Theory of mind in schizophrenia" presented by Associate Professor Robyn Langdon, Macquarie University
  • August 13: "Social Anxiety Disorders: Student and early career researcher presentations" presented by Nigel Chen and Dr Patrick Clarke, Social Cognition & Behavioural Treatment Clinic, BMRI
  • August 6: "Impact of depression and antidepressant treatment on heart rate variability" presented by Andrew Kemp PhD, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, School of Psychology
  • July 30: "Pathological tau processing, secretion and interneuronal transfer in cell culture and in situ" presented by Associate Professor Garth Hall, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • July 23: “Mining the proteome of the central nervous system: application to the study of MS” presented by Dr Linda Ly.
  • July 16: "Psychiatric Diseases: identified by grey matter changes and synapse regression" presented by Prof Max Bennett AO, BMRI
  • June 25: "The biology of post-traumatic stress disorder: implications for therapy" presented by Prof Richard Bryant, UNSW
  • June 18: "Levels of cognitive control in animal models of mental disorders" presented by Prof Simon Killcross, UNSW
  • June 4: "The determinants of decision-making" presented by Prof Bernard Balleine, BMRI
  • May 28: "Uncovering the cause of Ménière’s Disease" presented by Dr Daniel Brown PhD, BMRI.
  • May 21: Chronobiology early career researchers presentations.
  • May 14: "L-DOPA and Parkinson's disease" presented by Dr Ken Rodgers, Cell Biology Group Leader, The Heart Research Institute.
  • May 7: "The Facial Nerve Axotomy Model" presented by Prof Manuel Graeber, BMRI.
  • April 30: "Transdiagnostic treatments: from psychosis to mood" presented by Professor Allen Young, University of British Columbia.
  • April 22 - 23: 4th A&PD Symposium on Pathomechanisms in Neurodegeneration As in previous years, around 20 highly esteemed speakers from both Australia and overseas presented their exiting work. Overseas speakers included Drs Lennart Mucke, Director of the Gladstone Institute, UCSF and Peter Seubert, Elan Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco.
  • April 16: "What causes neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease?" presented by Dr Antony Cooper, the Garvan Institute.
  • April 9: "To be a baptist, a tauist or a baptized tauist: What transgenics and functional genomics teach us about Alzheimer’s disease" presented by Prof Jürgen Götz, Director, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Laboratory, BMRI
  • March 26: "The Early History of Alzheimer's Disease" presented by Prof Manuel Graeber.
  • March 19: "That's what Facebook friends are for" Internet and youth mental health forum with Prof Helen Christensen (Director, Centre for Mental Health Research and E-hub, ANU and BMRI), Dr Jane Burns (Inspire Foundation and BMRI), Dr Adam Guastella (Adolescent Anxiety, BMRI), and Prof Ian Hickie (headspace, Executive Director of BMRI).
  • March 12: "Investigating the relationships between chronobiology and psychiatry" by Associate Prof Naomi Rogers, Director of Chronobiology & Sleep Group, BMRI.
  • March 5: "Developing the Glial-Neuronal Network model of research for mental disorders at the BMRI" presented by Prof Ian Hicke, Executive Director, BMRI.
  • February 26: Neuroimaging PhD Student Presentations.
  • February 19: "Aetiology and Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia" presented by Professor Henry Brodaty, Professor of Age Care Mental Health, Prince of Wales Hospital.
  • February 12: "The potential role of functional neuroimaging in Parkinson's disease" presented by Dr Simon Lewis, BMRI
  • February 6: Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop
  • February 3-5: 11th Australia & New Zealand Zebrafish Workshop

2009

  • December 4: "Id2 regulation of circadian function in brain and peripheral systems" Assistant Professor Giles Duffield, University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • November 27 - 28: 2nd Drug Design and Discovery Symposium Bringing together over 17 leading International and Australian experts in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and development, as well as pharmaceutical industry representatives. This fusion of science and industry allows for the exchange of pioneering knowledge and ideas on disease prevention and enhanced treatment options. Industrial and academic experts from CSIRO, EnVivo Pharmaceuticals USA, St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, Howard Florey Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University USA, University of Queensland, Macquarie University, Scripps Research Institute USA, UNSW, Eskitis Institute QLD, AstraZeneca, Monash University, and the BMRI, discussed the latest important developments in the field of drug discovery for diseases of the brain.
  • November 20: "Role of ABC (ATP-binding cassette) transporters in Alzheimer's disease" Assoc Prof Brett Garner, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute.
  • November 13: "Rewiring signaling to the cytoskeleton during viral infection." Dr. Tim Newsome, Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney
  • November 6: "A role for cofilin and mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease?" Dr. Claire Goldsbury
  • October 16: "Memories are not always forever: Multiple forms of Long-Term Potentiation at a single synapse" Dr Clark Raymond (ANU)
  • October 6: "Neural Correlates of Cognitive Lifestyle and Using Brain Training for Dementia Prevention" Dr Michael Valenzeula (UNSW)
  • October 2: "Does cognitive training improve memory in late-life depression? Results from the Healthy Brain Ageing program" Dr Sharon Naismith and Keri Diamond.
  • September 25: "Molecular Studies of Estrogen Receptor in Schizophrenia" Prof. Cyndi Shannon Weickert, "Testosterone and Risk for Schizophrenia" Rhoshel Lenroot, M.D.
  • September 4: “Switching antipsychotics: What are the neuroscience implications?” Prof. Tim Lambert
  • August 28: "Implications of non-invasive brain imaging for the criminal law, especially as it pertains to ‘mentally incompetent defendants’" Prof. Max Bennett
  • August 21: "Youth Mental Health Clinical Grand Rounds" Antoinette Redoblado Hodge
  • August 14: "Mismatch negativity: A neurophysiological marker of early psychoses" Dr. Daniel Hermens
  • August 7: "The Role of Neuroinflammation in Cognition of Mental Illness" Prof. Bernhard Baune
  • July 31: "Synaptic purinergic transmission in glial cell networks and its role in the cortex" Prof. Max Bennett
  • May 21-22: 3rd Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Disease Symposium Pathomechanisms in Neurodegeneration

2008

  • October 29: "Design and evaluation matter(s) in E Health therapy interventions: Examples from two programs for families coping with either cancer (Can COPE) or dementia (Carers CARE)" Jenn Scott, School of Psychology and Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre (WDREC), University of Tasmania
  • October 08: "Molecular genetic insights into ALS" Prof Ian Blair, ANZAC Research Institute, Northcott Neuroscience Laboratory
  • September 24: "Importance of microparticles in neuroimmunology: experimental and clinical data" Georges Grau, Vascular Immunology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of Sydney
  • September 17: "Becoming socially anxious: A view from infancy" Marc de Rosnay, School of Psychology, University of Sydney
  • September 5: "Regeneration of the damaged CNS using stem cells" Hideyuki Okano, Department of Physiology Keio University, Japan
  • September 3: "Parkinsonism in a mouse model of frontotemporal dementia" Lars Ittner, Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Disease Laboratory, BMRI
  • August 27: "Repairing & Protecting the Ageing Brain: Dogs, Dermis, Disuse & Dementia" Michael Valenzuela, School of Psychiatry and The Stem Cell Laboratory, University of New South Wales
  • August 20: "Neurocognitive functioning during extended sleep deprivation" Naomi Rogers, BMRI
  • August 13: "A hypothesis of plaque formation in the aging brain" Jonathan Stone, Save Sight Institute and School of Medical Sciences
  • August 06: "Relapse to drug seeking: Contexts, circuits, and cells" Gavan Mc Nally, Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, School of Psychology, UNSW
  • July 23 "Neuropharmacological models of antipsychotic-induced weight gain in psychosis" Prof Tim Lambert, Schizophrenia Treatments & Outcomes Research, BMRI
  • July 16: "Role for Neuroglobin in Neuro-protection" Paul Witting, Vascular Biology Group, ANZAC Research Institute
  • July 9: "Transgenic and Knockout Mouse Model Systems in Studying the neuronal cytoskeleton" Thomas Fath, Oncology Research Unit,The Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • July 2: "Simple and complex cells in primary visual cortex revisited: Implications for processing visual information" Bogdan Dreher, Anatomy & Histology, Bosch Institute
  • June 25: "Paradigmatic morphological phenotyping of Alzheimer mouse models: APPSL x PS 1 mut and P 301 L" Hansjörg Schröder, Cologne, Germany
  • June 11: "Opioid receptor desensitization and trafficking in tolerance and addiction" Mac Christie, Pain Management Research Institute
  • May 21: "Neurotrophins and Neuregulins in Schizophrenia" Cyndi Shannon-Weickert, School of Psychiatry, UNSW
  • May 14: "LRRK 2 and PARK 2 mutations among younger Chinese PD patients" Daniel Chan, Bankstown Health Service
  • April 30: "Neuromyelitis optica" Michael Barnett, BMRI
  • April 23: "Glycine Transporters: Targets for Novel Antipsychotics and Analgesics" Robert Vandenberg, Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory, Bosch Institute
  • April 16: "Modulation of T-type calcium channels by endogenous and plant-derived cannabinoids" Mark Connor, Pain Management Research Institute, Kolling Institute
  • April 9: "Oxidative, Inflammatory and Vascular factors in Alzheimer’s Disease" Anne Poljak, Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility, UNSW
  • March 26: "Imaging Eph receptor signaling complexes in intact cells" Sabine Wimmer-Kleikamp, Discipline of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences
  • March 19: "Agrin-Mu SK signaling is essential for maintenance of the adult neuromuscular junction – studies of passive transfer of myasthenia gravis using anti-Mu SK antibodies into mice" Stephen Reddel, BMRI

2007

  • December 7: "The role of exosomes in neurodegenerative diseases" Andy Hill, Department of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne
  • November 30: "Growth factor regulation of lens development: key roles for FGF, TG Fß and Wnt" John Mc Avoy, Sydney Eye Institute
  • November 24: "Biological Role for the Human P 2 X 7 Receptor and its Polymorphic Variants" James Wiley
  • November 17: "Regeneration of peripheral nerves" Janet Keast
  • November 16: "Finding genes for X-linked forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy" Marina Kennerson, ANZAC Research Institute
  • November 3: "Space, speech and the cocktail party problem" Simon Carlile
  • November 2: "Quantitative Modeling of Multiscale Brain Activity" Peter Robinson, School of Physics
  • October 27: "Cerebrovascular gene transfer and functional genomics paradigms" Gautam Khurana
  • October 26: "Is multisystem atrophy a demyelinating disorder?" Glenda Halliday, POWMRI
  • October 20: "Stuttering" Mark Onslow and Anne Packman
  • October 19: "The Rat Spinal Cord Following Traumatic Injury: Nitric Oxide and Fos" Haydn Allbutt, Physiology
  • October 13: "Mouse models for Williams Syndrome and nemaline myopathy" Edna Hardman
  • October 12: "Lethal lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection in STAT 1 KO mice is associated with dysregulated PD-1/B7-H1 and a phenotypic switch in the T-cell response" Markus Hofer, Molecular and Microbial Biosciences
  • October 5: "Brain, Behavior and Evolution" George Paxinos, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
  • September 28: "Ion Channels as Drug Targets" Mary Collins, Pharmacy
  • September 15: "Speech motor control" Kirrie Ballard
  • September 14: "Neuropathology of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); from apoptosis to receptor systems and growth factors" Rita Machaalani, Medicine, Central Clinical School
  • September 8: "Energetics of movement" Nick O'Dwyer
  • September 6: "Drug Delivery and Imaging Using Nanoparticles Produced by Block-Copolymer Directed Flash Nano Precipitation" Robert Prud'homme, Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, USA
  • September 1: "The role of beta secretase in Alzeimer's Disease" Damian Holsinger
  • August 31: "The psychophysiology of fatigue" Ashley Craig, Department of Medical and Molecular Biosciences, UTS
  • August 25: "Animal models of movement disorders" Jasmine Henderson
  • August 24: "A Multimodal Brain Imaging Approach to Quantifying the Neurobiology of Motor Learning and Treatment Effects in Motor Diseases" Donald Robin, Research Imaging Center, San Antonio
  • August 18: "Zebrafish" Peter Currie
  • August 17: "The role of Glycogen synthase kinase-3beta and Tau in neurodegeneration" John Kwok, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
  • August 11: "Brain tumour pharmacology" Helen Wheeler
  • August 10: "When cytokines get on your nerves" Iain Campbell, Molecular and Microbial Biosciences
  • July 16: "Inflammation and Neurodegenerative Process in Perinatal Brain Damage" Prof Gena Raivich, University College London
  • July 12: "Spatio-temporal characteristics of exocytosis in astrocytes" Dr Vladimir Parpura, University of California, Riverside
  • June 29: "Reflex/biomechanical analysis of joint stiffness in Parkinson disease" John Burne, Discipline of Biomedical Science, Cumberland
  • June 22: "Are Cognitive deficits in schizophrenia remediable?" Anthony Harris, The Brain Dynamics Centre, Westmead Hospital
  • June 15: "Defrosting Parkinson's Disease" Simon Lewis, Neurology Dept, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • June 8: "Neurofascin: a novel target for antibody mediated axonal injury in multiple sclerosis" Emily Mathey, BMRI
  • June 1: "Investigating gene-brain imaging-behaviour relationships in risk for psychiatric disorder" Lea Williams, The Brain Dynamics Centre, Westmead Hospital
  • May 25: "Dynamin's role in synaptic transmission: a potential target for new anti-epileptic drugs" Phil Robinson, Children's Medical Research Institute
  • May 18: "Spinal cord synapses and persistent pain" Mac Christie, Pain Management Research Institute
  • May 11: "Navigational tools in cell systems; directional sensing and cell polarity" Lilian Soon, Electron Microscope Unit
  • May 4: "From live cell imaging to advanced biomolecular microscopy techniques: bridging the temporal and spatial resolution gap" Filip Braet, Electron Microscope Unit
  • April 27: "Neurotransmitter receptor changes in the anterior cingulate cortex in schizophrenia: Clues for abnormal neural circuitry" Katerina Zavitsanou, ANSTO & NISAD
  • April 20: "Sound tests of vestibular function: clinical application of physiological results" Ian Curthoys, School of Psychology