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Posted on 12/05/2016

Melbourne Brain Symposium - Mendelsohn Student Lecture

The Inaugural Mendelsohn Student Lecture has been established in 2016 in honour of Frederick Mendelsohn, AO FAA, Emeritus Professor of the University of Melbourne and past Director of the Howard Florey Institute and R Douglas Wright Professor of Experimental Physiology and Medicine from 1997 to 2009. He held a Personal Chair in Medicine at the University of Melbourne until 1996 and during this time was the Scientific Director of the Positron Emission Tomography Centre, Austin Hospital.


The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognise and honour an outstanding student in the Neurosciences, and provide 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.


The student selected to present the 2016 Inaugural Mendelsohn Student Lecture will receive a prize of $500 and a certification of their award as ‘Mendelsohn Student Lecturer 2016’. The student will provide their 20 minute lecture and 5 minutes for questions at the Melbourne Brain Symposium on Thursday 13 October 2016.

The two runner-ups will receive $200 and $100 respectively and certification of their awards as ‘First/Second Runner-Up of Inaugural Mendelsohn Student Lecturer 2016’.

Emeritus Professor Frederick Mendelsohn will be present to award all three recipients of these awards at the Melbourne Brain Symposium on Thursday 13 October 2016.


8 April 2016

Applications open

17 July 2016

Applications close

27 July 2016

Top three applicants are notified and notification of outcomes to unsuccessful applicants

TBC (August)

Top three applicants present their proposed presentations to the selection panel

TBC (August)

Mendelsohn Student lecturer selected and two runner-ups

13 October 2016

Melbourne Brain Symposium including the Mendelsohn Student lecturer


Below are the relevant application forms and guidelines


Student Application Form

Supervisor Support Form

Getting here

Car parking, including disability parking, is available under the building with easy access to our office. ($12 for first 4 hours, $25 for more than 4 hours, $8 after 5pm).  We recommend you bring some gold coins to pay for your parking ticket. Street parking (also paid) is available but can be limited in this area.

Public transport: Tram 19, Stop 11 (announced as the “Melbourne University” stop) .heading away from the city to the Kenneth Myer Building (opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital). Look for the Dr Dax cafe sign and you’ll know you’re there.

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