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Posted on 16/08/2017

Melbourne Brain Symposium 2017

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne are pleased to present the:


The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne share a proud history of hosting the annual Melbourne Brain Symposium.

This symposium program is a testament to the remarkable breadth of neuroscience focused research happening here and internationally.

In 2016, the Mendelsohn Student Lecture took place the very first time. This prestigious award will continue to recognise and honour an outstanding student in the Neurosciences, and provides them with the platform to deliver a lecture to communicate the outcomes of their graduate research to the Neuroscience community, alongside presentations delivered by some of the most eminent scientists, internationally, and from within Australia - find out more and book here.

This year, all Symposium attendees are invited to an informal dinner following the Symposium.

We are very much looking forward to the 2017 Melbourne Brain Symposium and trust that it will prove to be a valuable event for all of us.

Warm regards

Professor Geoffrey Donnan and Professor Trevor Kilpatrick

The Directors of the Melbourne Brain Centre






Geoffrey Donnan, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Nutrition and Prevention of Dementia: The MIND Diet.

Martha Clare Morris, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago

Shared protein pathologies in neurodegenerative disease: new clues to disease mechanisms.

Kay Double, University of Sydney, Biomedical Sciences, School of Medical

Mendelsohn Student Award Lecture

Understanding the neural representation of recollective experience using experience sampling technologies.

Simon Dennis, University Of Newcastle

Mechanisms and new treatments for age related macular degeneration.

Erica Fletcher

The axo-myelinic synapse: locus for physiology, target of disease.

Peter Stys, Professor of Neurology, Calgary


Thank you and close

Janet Keast, University of Melbourne


5-7.30pm Foyer Kenneth Myer Building


When: Thursday, 12 October 2017 from 1:00 PM to 7:30 PM (AEDT) 

Where: Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building - 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3052 - View Map

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