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Neurosciences Collaborative Research Expo

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Neurosciences Collaborative Research Expo Mater Research continues to strengthen its Neurosciences and Cognitive Health Program. This includes the establishment of the Queensland Brain Institute – Mater Neurosciences collaboration in 2013, which brings together QBI’s world-class basic research in neuroscience with the strength of Mater's clinical and biomedical research.

Earlier this year, Mater Research established the Neurosciences and Cognitive Health Program. More recently, a Mater-led Neurosciences Collaborative Research Expo further highlighted Mater’s recognition for building and strengthening its collaborative local network of neuroscience research.
More than 180 neuroscience researchers from 41 entities attended the Neurosciences Collaborative Research Expo at the Translational Research Institute. This event brought together biomedical scientists (50%), clinical staff (25%), students (20%), and local community members, to hear about the cutting-edge research being undertaken by our local researchers, including Dr Sasha Dionisio, Dr Alex Lehn, Dr Bill Mantzioris and PhD student Mr David Prime from the Mater Centre for Neurosciences.
The Neurosciences Collaborative Research Expo also provided an opportunity for students and early career researchers (ECRs) to discuss their research during lunch-time poster presentations. We congratulate the winners of the best poster presentations, including Georgia Kelly from Mater Research (Honours student), Mei Zhou from QBI (PhD student) and Trung Ngo from QIMR (ECR).
"Involvement of the patient in research design and implementation is important to enable researchers to benefit in understanding and representing patients’ viewpoints, particularly into acceptability of methodology." says Associate Professor Paul Dawson, Co-Leader of the Neurosciences and Cognitive Health Program at Mater Research.

"At the Neuroscience Collaborative Research Expo, we were delighted to have Christine Bryden AM PSM participate in the panel discussion.  Christine is a survivor of dementia and an outstanding advocate for improving services and support for people with dementia."
"We look forward to the collaborative research outcomes that have been strengthened and generated at the Neuroscience Collaborative Research Expo."

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