The seminars and meetings listed below are open to professionals and colleagues of NeuRA staff.
The NeuRA Invited Lecture series aims to attract leading national and international researchers from all fields of neuroscience.
Novel approaches for investigating normal brain function and neurodegenerative diseases using simultaneous MR-PET imaging.
|Feb 23rd at 12:00 pm||Prof Simon Gandevia||Deputy Director, NeuRA||Research and reproducibility: Messages from Charles Darwin|
|Mar 23rd, at 12:00 pm||A/Prof Tony Roscioli||Group Leader, NeuRA||Genomics in Neurocognitive Disorders – From Aetiology to Therapy|
|Apr 27th, at 12:00 pm||Prof Anne Kelso||CEO, NHMRC||Research funding reform at NHMRC.|
|May 25th, at 12:00 pm||Prof Gary Egan||Director, Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash Univerity||Novel approaches for investigating normal brain function and neurodegenerative diseases using simultaneous MR-PET imaging.|
|July 20th, at 12:00 pm||Dr Michael Pluess||Head of Psychology Department, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London||Individual differences in environmental sensitivity|
|Aug 24th, at 12:00 pm||Dr Lucette Cysique||NeuroHIV, NeuRA||HIV and brain aging: A challenge that the HIV epidemic should not ignore.|
|Sep 28th, at 12:00 pm||Dr Karen Mather||Leader of the Genetics and Epigenomics Group, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, NeuRA||Identifying the genetic and epigenetic factors linked to successful ageing by studying exceptional longevity.|
|Oct 26th, at 12:00 pm||Prof Sharon Naismith||Leonard P Ullman Chair in Psychology, School of Psychology, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney||TBA|
|Nov 23rd, at 12:00 pm||Prof Nigel Lovell||Scientia Professor & Acting Head of Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering||TBA|
Dr Ruth Peters (T: +612 9399 1015 E: email@example.com)
Dr Steve Kassem (T: +612 9399 1037 E: firstname.lastname@example.org)
NeuRA, Level 3 John and Betty Lynch Seminar Room
The NeuRA PhD Completion Seminar series provides an opportunity to hear from completing PhD students and celebrate their success.
|Wed 14th Feb||Alexandra Hall||A/Prof Julie Brown||A novel user-input and user-testing method for designing child restraint product information to reduce misuse.|
|Wed 14th Feb||Juan Olaya||Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert||The role of Neuregulin 1 risk haplotype (HapICE) and Neuregulin 1 type III overexpression in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia|
|Wed 6th June||Ye Zhao||Prof Halliday||Potential role of LRRK2 Ser910 and Ser935 phosphorylation in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease|
|July TBA||Chaminda Lewis||Prof Gandevia/Butler||TBA|
|July TBA||Helen Cai||Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert||TBA|
|Wed 22nd August||Christin Weissleder||Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert||TBA|
|Wed 22nd August||Shan-Yuan Tsai-Chin||Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert/Purves-Tyson||TBA|
Location: John and Betty Lynch Seminar Room, Level 3, NeuRA, followed by a celebratory lunch in the cafe.
On Monday 27th of November 2017, NeuRA held the final all staff meeting for the year.
The meeting was an opportunity for us to reflect on the past year and to welcome the new staff joining us.
We were able to celebrate all of NeuRA’s grant funding successes, and promotions, and also award the winners of the NeuRA Publication Prize and Research Assistant Award.
Dr Matthew Brodie: NeuRA Publication Prize (Postdoctoral Category)
Brodie MA, Okubo Y, Annegarn J, Wieching R, Lord SR, Delbaere K. Disentangling the health benefits of walking from increased exposure to falls in older people using remote gait monitoring and multi-dimensional analysis. Physical. Means. 38 (2017) 45-62.
Benjamin Tong: NeuRA Research Assistant Award
Danny Boerrigter: NeuRA Research Assistant Award
2017 has been a fantastic year and we look forward to welcoming 2018!