Welcome to the Centre for Neuroscience!
The Centre for Neuroscience was established in 1977 and was the first multidisciplinary centre in the Neurosciences, to be established in an Australian University. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2017 (click here for photos from the event).
We are a collective of multidisciplinary researchers and clinicians with a common goal of understanding the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system in health and disease. Our goals are to explore fundamental mechanisms of how nerve cells grow and form complex networks; how nerves communicate with other nerves and with their target organs; how the brain generates normal and abnormal behaviour; how the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves respond to damage or disease; and how the nervous system ages. We are committed to translation of this fundamental knowledge into clinical practice, and optimisation of commercial development of materials and procedures, to improve the quality of life for all members of society.
The Centre provides a dynamic multidisciplinary training environment for postgraduate research students, and for undergraduate students in health, science and social sciences. Our members study the nervous system from the molecular and cellular level, up to the level of the whole behaving organism.
We use a wide range of state-of-the-art research strategies in the fields of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, neuropsychology and neuronal modelling. Our research provides the foundation for advances in medical specialties such as neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, radiology, gastroenterology, cardiology, ophthalmology and speech pathology.