An opportunity to share knowledge and build skills through poster and oral presentations.

Since SOBR’s launch in 2011, the annual Student Symposium has become a gathering of scientists in Victoria who are interested in all aspects of neuroscience. SOBR prides itself in providing opportunities for all student researchers (High school, Honours, Masters and PhD), no matter what stage of completion, to present their research in a welcoming and friendly environment. The SOBR 2019 Student Symposium will include keynote speakers, student presentations from different areas of neuroscience, and a networking session to end the day.


Awards

SOBR would like to congratulate all poster and oral presenters for showcasing their amazing work at our 2019 Student Symposium! Poster and oral presentations were judged and scored by multiple postdoctoral researchers and senior academics. We would also like to thank all attendees, judges and sponsors for making such a wonderful and insightful day possible.

Oral Presentation Awards
1st Prize ($650 Research Bursary) – Kate Huckstep
2nd Prize ($500 Research Bursary) – Laura Karina Milton
3rd Prize ($450 Research Bursary) – Sean Ng Yong Wen

Poster Presentation Awards
1st Prize ($400 Research Bursary) – Evelyn Deutscher
2nd Prize ($300 Research Bursary) – Roberta Anversa
3rd Prize ($200 Research Bursary) – Jennifer Makovec-Knight
Excellence Awards
Basic neuroscience: cellular and molecular neuroscience ($100 Research Bursary) – Lauren Bleakley
Basic neuroscience: pre-clinical models of neuropathology, systems and behaviour ($100 Research Bursary) – Muthmainah
Translational neuroscience: clinic psychiatry, psychology and human behaviour ($100 Research Bursary) – Nick Parsons
Engineering, computational and systems neuroscience ($100 Research Bursary) – Sina Mansour

Graphical Abstract Award 
1st prize ($100 Research Bursary) – Sina Mansour

The money won from awards must be used for research purposes, assisting student’s career development (travel expenses to conferences, registration costs etc). Please contact SOBR Finance (finance@sobrnetwork.org) if you have any questions about your awards.

Event Gallery

All images captured on the day by Lloyd Collins can be found here on our official Facebook page.

Date, Time and Venue

Tuesday 12th November 2019, from 8:30am to 7pm, The Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Parade, Parkville.

Abstracts 
We encourage all students to submit an abstract, or attend the event to support their peers, network and learn more about the innovative neuroscience research taking place in Victoria, Australia. Abstracts from researchers of any discipline of neuroscience (including engineering, architecture, biotechnology, statistics) are invited.

This years categories include:

  • Basic neuroscience: cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Basic neuroscience: pre-clinical models of neuropathology, systems and behaviour
  • Translational neuroscience: clinic psychiatry, psychology and human behaviour
  • Engineering, computational and systems neuroscience

Top scored abstract submissions will be considered for oral presentations. This year, we also encourage students to submit a graphical abstract in addition to your written abstract for the chance to be considered in a new prize category!

Prizes

Oral presentations and posters will be judged and scored by multiple postdoctoral researchers and seniors academics.

The money won from awards must be used for research purposes, assisting student’s career development (travel expenses to conferences, registrations costs etc).

Oral Presentation Awards
1st Prize – $650 Research Bursary
2nd Prize – $500 Research Bursary
3rd Prize – $450 Research Bursary

Poster Presentation Awards 
1st Prize – $400 Research Bursary
2nd Prize – $300 Research Bursary
3rd Prize – $200 Research Bursary
4 Excellence Awards (one for each abstract category) – $100 Research Bursary each

Graphical Abstract Award 
1st prize – $100 Research Bursary

Registration

Registration opens at 8:00am. All students with oral and poster presentations are required to register before 8:50am.

Overview

8:00am        Registration opens (set-up for Poster Session 1)

8:50am        Welcome address from SOBR President

9:00am        Plenary Presentation 1

9:35am        Student Oral Presentations Session 1

10:35am      Morning tea break & Poster Session 1

11:20am      Student Oral Presentations Session 2

12:20pm     Lunch (set-up for Poster Session 2)

1:00pm       Student Oral Presentations Session 3

2:00pm       Afternoon tea break & Poster Session 2

2:45pm       Student Oral Presentations Session 4

3:30pm       Plenary Presentation 2

4:05pm       Relocate to Dr Dax Bookshop

4:15pm       Award proceedings & conclusion

4:30pm       Networking and refreshments

6:00pm       Event finishes

Refer to eBooklet for further details.

Oral presentations

  • Students with oral presentations are required to bring their slides on a USB stick on the day, for upload during the registration period. Alternatively, slides can be uploaded to google drive (link provided in email, please contact events@sobrnetwork.org if you’re having difficulties)
  • Talks will be strictly 10 minutes in length, with 5 minutes of questions from the audience

Poster presentations

  • Posters should be printed as A0 or A1 
  • There are no specific guidelines for how to structure your poster – have fun with it!
  • Those who have sent their posters to Kwik Kopy North Melbourne can collect them from the registration desk on the day
  • Each poster will be judged by 2 postdoctoral researchers who are experts in their field. You will have a maximum of 5 minutes to present your research to them, so think about being clear and concise!

Poster sessions

  • Abstract categories 1 & 2 – Poster Session 1  
  • Abstract categories 3 & 4 – Poster Session 2

Please refer to list here for your poster board numbers 

Poster Session 1

  • Will be held in the morning tea break, from 10:35 – 11:20am
  • You MUST register your attendance and set up your poster before 8:50am, to be eligible for judging and a prize. Please collect your posters at the end of the session to make room for the next session. 

Poster Session 2

  • Will be held in the morning tea break, from 2:00- 2:45pm
  • You must register your attendance in the morning, and set up your poster during the Lunch break (12:20 – 1:00pm). Please collect your posters at the end of the day

Getting there

From Flinders St Station

Catch the 19 Tram from Elizabeth St/La Trobe St towards Coburg

Get off at stop #11 – Royal Melbourne Hospital/Royal pde (Melbourne University)

To find the Kenneth Myer Building (MBC), look for the Dr Dax café (opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital). Enter through the main entrance to find registration.

Parking

All day parking is available under the Kenneth Myer Building (enter from Royal Pde). Enter ‘Royal Parade Carpark’ into google maps. The auditorium is easily accessible via the lift.

There are also limited on-street all day/hourly parking spaces along Royal Pde. Usually these spots fill up early in the day.

 NOTE: There are currently roadworks on Grattan St, so please take an alternative route.

 

Important Dates


Abstract Submission opens: Tuesday 20 August 2019 (9:00am AEST)

Abstract Submission for ORAL Presentation closes: Monday 30 September 2019 (5:00pm AEST)

Abstract Submission for POSTER presentation and GRAPHICAL ABSTRACT closes: Monday 14 October 2019 (5:00pm AEST)

Registration opens: Monday 9 September 2019 (10:00am AEST)

Registration closes: Friday 25 October 2019 (5:00pm AEST)


We look forward to you joining us at the 2019 SOBR Student Symposium!