2017 Sponsors

Student Symposium

The SOBR Network would like to thank the following organisations and institutes for their generous support:

SOBR 2017 PARTNER

Melbourne Brain Centre

 

 

 

The Melbourne Brain Centre houses researchers of the University of Melbourne, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Austin Health and Melbourne Health. The Centre comprises three state-of-the-art research facilities located at the University of Melbourne in Parkville, the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg and the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Parkville.

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
We are the largest brain research group in the Southern Hemisphere. With more than 500 research and support staff on two campuses, our scientists are searching for cures to the complex, debilitating and sometimes life threatening brain disorders that affect three million Australians.

Melbourne Neuroscience Institute
Through the creation of interdisciplinary research opportunities and access to world-leading technologies and applications, the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute aims to maximise the translation of neuroscience research into clinical outcomes for University of Melbourne researchers and industry partners. Our group supports, engages and facilitates high quality projects, with an emphasis on value-adding through co-ordination of effort and collaboration, and to showcase the University’s prowess in basic and clinical research in the neurosciences and related disciplines. The institute enhances interdisciplinarity in neuroscience through stewardship of cross-faculty activities which involve collaboration with researchers from areas such as Medicine, Mental Health, Engineering, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Ophthalmology, Law, Economics, and Social Sciences.

 

SOBR 2017 PARTNER

Neuro-Insight Ptv. Ltd.
Neuro-Insight are world leaders in neuroscience-based market research, delivering high quality projects in brand communication and media strategy. Neuro-Insight use a unique methodology called Steady-State Topography (SST), developed originally by Professor Richard Silberstein and his co-workers at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Neuro-Insight is still headquartered in Melbourne under the leadership of Professor Silberstein, but has been operating commercially as a market research company since 2005 and now has a permanent presence in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, delivering global research capability. As a neuro-marketing company, Neuro-Insight are here because they want to make ideas work. Science is at the heart of everything they do, but what really matters to Neuro-Insight is making their science accessible and our findings actionable. Neuro-Insight believes in collaboration and respect creative thinking; using their understanding of the brain to maximise the impact of their clients’ ideas.

 

SOBR would also like to thank the following:

 

Professional Development Dinner

The SOBR Network would like to thank the following organisations and institutes for their generous support:

SOBR 2017 PARTNER

Swinburne University of Technology – School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences brings together Swinburne’s renowned teaching and research capacity in the areas of psychology, nutrition, health promotion, public and environmental health, sport science, biomedical science and statistics. We have four major departments; Health & Medical Sciences, Health Professions, Psychological Sciences and Statistics, Data Science & Epidemiology. The close link between our teaching and cutting edge research gives our students access to the latest developments in their disciplines. Our courses are practical and our strong industry links provide students with a real-world focus to their studies. We also have four major research centres and groups; the new Centre for Mental Health (formerly Brain & Psychological Sciences Research Centre), Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and the Swinburne Psychology Clinic. With over 30 years in brain sciences research we have the state of the art, and one of a kind (in Australia), the Swinburne Neuroimaging facility with MRI, fMRI, fMRI-EEG, MEG, EEG, TMS, and tDCs.

“This technology allows us to detect brain activity much more accurately. As a result we are able to pursue advanced neuroscience research, search for clues to brain function and mental health disorders and gain a much more thorough understanding of brain function.” Centre Director Prof. Susan Rossell.

 

SOBR 2017 PLATINUM SPONSOR

The Society for Neuroscience Melbourne Chapter

• The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The Melbourne Chapter is one of the international SfN chapters outside of USA, aiming at advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system among the neuroscience community and the general public.

• We identify and support quality people and ideas via fostering networking, broadening knowledge, providing research outreach opportunities and access to funding.

• Current executive committee members are Drs Junhua Xiao (President), Agnes Wong (Secretory), Peter Crack (Treasure) and Jenny Gunnersen (SfN Representative).

• Further information available at http://sfnmelbourne.weebly.com

 

SOBR 2017 PLATINUM SPONSOR

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

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is an extremely diverse faculty comprised of six schools, and a number of departments and centres. For over 150 years the University of Melbourne has been contributing to the health and wellbeing of our society. We train the very best clinicians, work on internationally competitive research issues, and graduate the very best students in all areas of health, medicine and biomedical research. The Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences 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.

 

SOBR would also like to thank the following: