The NeuRA Seminar Series aims to provide the opportunity to listen to interesting and leading research across all fields of neuroscience. Presenters will include a mix of NeuRA-based scientists, as well as invited presentations from external domestic and international scientific experts. The presentations are held Fridays fortnightly at 12 noon online and in the Level 3 John and Betty Lynch Seminar Room. The presentations aim to run for one hour.
The Seminar Committee is also continuing NeuRA Fast Talks / Drinks Series for 2023. This is an internal networking event that aims to occur monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 4pm, this will include 3 – 4 NeuRA speakers followed by casual drinks.
If you are interested in attending these seminars and wish to be added to the regular email mailing list, please fill out the form.
Professor Carolyn Sue
Recharging the batteries: Prequel to the Nix gene therapy story
Mr Rodrigo Rizzo
Optimising the management of low back pain: New intervention targets and process evaluations
Mr Michael Wewege
Improving the use of analgesic medicines for low back pain
Ms Kathryn Leany
Consumer Involvement in Research Grant Reviews
Ms Sharon Wall
Aboriginal Health and Ageing Research – an Aboriginal ally perspective
Ms Sophie Debs
Exploring the relationship between neuroinflammation, sex hormones and dopamine dysregulation in schizophrenia
Professor Jackie Curtis
Mindgardens Neuroscience Network
Keeping the Body in Mind: Improving the physical health of people living with severe mental illness.
A/Prof Ingvars Birznieks
The secret of tiny movements to sense friction and ovoid slips: the story of hands and feet
Mr Brian Chow
Muscle growth in the lower legs of typically developing children
Dr Jun Cao
A new paradigm for neuroscience: magnetic resonance electrical properties tomography
Using abdominal functional electrical stimulation (AFES) to improve bowel function in people with spinal cord injury
Professor Geraldine O’Neill
Head of the Children’s Cancer Research Unit, Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Conjoint Professor with the University of Sydney.
Model Behaviour: Improving preclinical assessment of therapies for treating children with brain cancer
Professor Roland Henry
Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco
Spinal cord atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis
Dr Kim van Schooten
Prof Kim Delbaere Group
StandingTall to prevent falls: replication, learnings from telehealth and a meta-analysis
Ms Samantha Millard
Prof Siobhan Schabrun Group
Does changing brain wave speed change pain sensitivity?
Prof Sharon Lewin
Cumming Global Centre for Pandemic Therapeutics, Doherty Institute, Melbourne
Towards a cure for HIV – the role of immunotherapy and gene therapy
Prof Melissa Bauman
University of California, Davis
Altered neurodevelopment in a nonhuman primate model of maternal immune activation
Prof Ken Butcher
Professor Tony Lang (TBD)
Prof Roy Cheung
A/Prof Kathryn Sibley
Yann Quide & possible Kristie Smith
Kristie Smith (TBD)