Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Research undertaken at the Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health spans a variety of disease states with about 70 per cent devoted to basic science and 30 per cent to translational research.

Professor Geoffrey Donnan, inaugural Head of Department
Professor Geoffrey Donnan, inaugural Head of Department

Research undertaken at the Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health spans a variety of disease states with about 70 per cent devoted to basic science and 30 per cent to translational research.  Areas studied include stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, motor neurone disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury as well as threats to mental health including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and addiction.

World class research platforms available include imaging technology, histology, bioinformatics, statistics and decision-making analysis, brain bank and clinical trials.

Professor Geoffrey Donnan is the inaugural Head of Department of the Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and Director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Research facilities are located at the Florey's three campuses – in Parkville, at Austin Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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