Melbourne Brain Symposium 2018

The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health 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 2018, the Mendelsohn Student Lecture will again take place. This prestigious award recognises and honours 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.

When: 1-5pm, 31st October, 2018

Where: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3052

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

Please register here and invite colleagues who you believe would benefit from this event.


1.05 – 1.50pmTitle TBA, Professor Geraint Rees, University College London
1.50 – 2.20pmTowards Biological Foundations of Decisions with Uncertainty: A Mission Incomplete, Professor Peter Bossaerts, University of Melbourne
2.20 – 2.50pmMendelsohn Student Lecturer, Speaker TBA
2.50 – 3.10pmAfternoon tea
3.10 – 3.40pmGenomics of common disorders of the brain, Professor Naomi Wray, University of Queensland
3.40 – 4.10pmGenetic Mechanism Underlying Cholinergic Interneurons Diversity, Dr Nathalie Dehorter, Australian National University
4.10 – 4.55pmSex differences in the convergence of stress and opioid systems, Professor Rita Valentino, National Institute on Drug Abuse (National Insitute of Health), USA
4.55 – 5.00pmThank you
5.00 – 7.00pmConcluding Dinner