Improving lives through brain research
Welcome to the home of 600 medical researchers where great minds are discovering the secrets of the brain. Our quest is to prevent illness, advance treatment and bring to light cures for the one in four people affected. Improving the lives of individuals all over the world is our inspiration. Join us.
The Florey studies these diseases and disorders
- Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- Bipolar disorder
- Brain cancer
- Cardiovascular disease
- Digestive diseases
- Huntington’s disease
- Motor neurone disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Traumatic brain & spinal cord injury
Excellence in doctoral neuroscience research recognised by prestigious award
The 2020 Mendelsohn Student Award has been awarded to three doctoral students by the co-Directors of the Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program.
Retirement and appointment of Chairman
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia’s leading brain research centre, is pleased to announce that Mark Jones AM, currently Deputy Chairman, will succeed Harold Mitchell AC as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Florey researchers to explore cells in an unknown region of the brain
A mystery region of the brain associated with learning and memory is set to reveal its secrets, in a new Florey Institute project which has received Discovery Project funding from the Australian Research Council.
Translating research to public health prevention
Professor Anne-Louise Ponsonby is the Head of the Florey’s Developing Brain research division and on a mission to better prevent chronic disease and mental health disorders.
Neurological consequences of COVID-19: The ‘Silent Wave’
Is the world prepared a wave of neurological consequences that may be on its way as a result of COVID-19? This question is at the forefront of research underway at the Florey.
Neuroscientists expand a chemogenetic approach to provide insight into brain neural circuitry
A novel method for understanding the function of neural pathways has been developed by neuroscientists from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the University of Melbourne.
Our scientific home is a hive of activity with researchers coming from around the globe to work at the Florey
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Meet our team
International team of leading researchers and students
Brain health affects all Australians. You can support our research by making a donation or a bequest.