2016 Sponsors

2016 SOBR Student Symposium Sponsors

Without our generous sponsors events like the Student Symposium, held Friday 18 November at Storey Hall RMIT, would not be possible. Here we acknowledge and thank our supporters!


RMIT Universtiy
School of Psychology, Deakin University
Brain & Mental Health Laboratory, Monash University
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne
Monash Postgraduate Association, Monash University
Society for Neuroscience, Melbourne Chapter
The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne
Faculty of Arts, Health & Design, Swinburne University
School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University
Melbourne Neuroscience Institute
Australasian Neuroscience Society
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

2016 SOBR Professional Development Dinner Sponsors


We look forward to seeing you all at the SOBR professional development dinner on
Wednesday 25 May 2016


Department of Physiology, Monash University


This is about the Biomedicine Discovery Institute Neuroscience (BDI). The Department of Physiology is part of the BDI.

Monash has a strong national profile in Neuroscience, having achieved the maximum ranking (ERA 5, well above the world average) in both ERA assessments. Our BDI Neuroscience Program has a strong network of Monash partners including the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (MICCN) and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI).

The Monash BDI Neuroscience Program comprises 14 primary group leaders and their research teams. Together, they bring expertise from across the spectrum of Neuroscience research from cellular and systems neuroscience, through to identifying and testing new treatment options. A further 16 group leaders from other BDI programs are linked to the Neuroscience Program as Associates. In addition, we are highly involved in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Integrative Brain Function (CIBF) and the Monash Vision Group, which is developing a Bionic Eye based on direct brain stimulation.

Fundamental questions being explored by our researchers that are essential to developing new approaches to treating neural dysfunction through pharmacological or Brain Computer Interface (BCI) pathways include:

• How do neural biosignals and networks relate to behaviour and function and can we improve BCI pathways to restore neural function?
• What are the mechanisms that lead to the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, and how can this knowledge be translated into better diagnostics and treatments?
• What are the underlying mechanisms of brain malfunction following trauma and what can be done to improve recovery?
• How are changes in the nervous system related to other diseases, such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes (T2D)?
• How do events in the gestational and neo-natal period impact on nervous system function of throughout life?


The Brain and Mental Health Laboratory (BMH)

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Combining the strengths of psychiatry, neuropsychology and neuroscience and leveraging state-of-the-art technologies, the Brain and Mental Health Laboratory works to understand the principles and mechanisms of human brain function in order to uncover causes and treatments of mental illness.
Through our research activities, we:
• use brain imaging and other tools from cognitive neuroscience to uncover critical principles of brain structure and function in health and disease; and
• use advanced technologies and the latest neuroscience knowledge to personalise and fast-track the translation of new scientific knowledge into simple, effective, safe and accessible interventions.
The BMH team has a diverse range of expertise, with particular strengths in structural, functional, diffusion and spectroscopic MRI, EEG, TMS, PET, graph theory and network science, and clinical neuropsychology, and translational research.
For more information please visit our website


The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

UoM Gold sponsor

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is an extremely diverse faculty comprised of six schools, and a number of departments and centres. Our Faculty is renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice. We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the Faculty is our ability to work collaboratively with our partners to benefit the community.