Come and explore The University of Queensland and reconnect with fellow alumni. From 9:30am to 11:00am on the third Thursday of every month, join us for morning tea in the Alumni Relations Centre followed by a tour showcasing some of UQ’s world class facilities.
Queensland Brain Institute: 18 May
For more information, or to register, please contact the Alumni Team at email@example.com or on 07 3346 3166.
The Queensland Brain Institute is a world-leading neuroscience research centre, based at The University of Queensland.
QBI is home to more than 450 staff and students who are dedicated to understanding how the brain works, how it can be repaired, and how we can harness its full potential.
One-third of the burden of disease in Australia is caused by brain and mental health disorders, including conditions caused by illness, genetics, or traumatic injury. QBI scientists work tirelessly to better understand the brain, and develop new treatments for disorders including dementia, stroke, concussion and traumatic brain injury, intellectual and learning disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disease, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.
QBI is also home to specialised research centres, which focus on specific areas:
- The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR) is the largest research centre in Australia dedicated to the prevention and treatment of dementia.
- The Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) seeks to understand how we learn, to improve education and teaching.
- The Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN) is a world leader in deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to treat neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, and Tourette syndrome.