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November 2018


  • Congratulations Christine

    CNS Full Member, Dr Christine Barry, has been awarded a Vice President and Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award!

    Christine, along with Judith Quinn and Dr ShiYong Yuan, were awarded the honour for their project entitled "Designing and implementing improvements in anatomy practical classes to promote language and visuo-spatial learning of clinically orientated anatomy for undergraduate students". 

  • Congratulations Briony

    CNS Full and Exec Member, Prof Briony Forbes, has been awarded a Vice President and Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award!

    Briony, along with Prof Jill Carr, were awarded the honour for their work with the Honours Program.



  • Congratulations Tim

    CNS Full Member, Dr Tim Chataway, has been awarded a Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Grant! The grant is worth $75,000 and will fund a project looking into "How does boiled / roasted peanut oral immunotherapy protect children from allergic reactions?"


October 2018

  • Welcome Cedric Bardy's Lab

    The Centre welcomes Cedric Bardy and the Laboratory for Human Neurophysiology & Genetics to its fold! Cedric's lab joins the CNS as one of its Damange & Dysfunction Laboratories.

  • Congratulations Mary-Louise

    CNS Full and Exec Member, Dr Mary-Louise, has been awarded the 2018 Winnovation Award (Technology)! The Winnovation Awards celebrate the success of female innovators in South Australia and this year's ceremony was held on 18 October at the National Wine Centre. Mary-Louise received the award for her work on “A novel urine test to determine if drugs are working in clinical trials of motor neurone disease treatment”.

  • Media Appearance - Linlin

    CNS Full Member, Dr Linlin Ma, was profiled in Flinders University's October edition of "Inspiring Research", as a recipient of the inaugural Flinders University Impact Seed Funding Grants: https://research.flinders.edu.au/rp/Blog/11777

  • Pub Panel - Cedric

    CNS Full Member, Assoc Prof Cedric Bardy, is on the panel for this month's Science in the Pub event - "The Science of Ageing". The event will showcase ageing related research being conducted locally and is scheduled for 5 October at the Rob Roy Hotel. For more details see the Flinder Blog: https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/fit/2018/10/02/get-brainy-pub/


September 2018


August 2018

  • Congratulations Karin

    CNS Full Member, Assoc Prof Karin Nordstrom, has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship! Karin will lead a $978,125 study to develop new techniques which identify the internal neurological sensors that determine how hoverflies visually perceive the world despite their obvious size limitations.

    For more information, see the Flinders blog: https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/08/02/arc-grants-life-changing-research/



  • Collaborators Day - Registrations Open!

    This year's Collaborators Day is scheduled for Thursday 6th September 2018, 2pm-7pm, in LT1.01 of the Health Sciences Lecture Theatre Complex of Flinders University!

    The theme of this year's event is "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and features interstate speakers Prof Glenn King and Assoc Prof Bradley Turner, as well as several high-profile local researchers.

    For full details please see our Collaborators Day page...


July 2018




  • Congratulations Marcello

    CNS Life Member, Prof Marcello Costa, has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility’s Lifetime Achievement Award! This prestigious international honour recognises Marcello’s contributions through mentorship and scientific work, which have substantially influenced progress in the field of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.

    For more information see the Flinders blog: https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/fit/2018/07/24/neuroscience-leader-receives-international-honour/




June 2018


May 2018


  • Media Appearance - Mary-Louise

    CNS Full Members, Dr Mary-Louise and Dr David Schultz, were featured in an article entitled "Bucket loads of hope" in the Adelaide Advertiser on Monday, 7 May 2018. The article highlighted the work of Mary-Louise and David, made possible by events like the Ice Bucket challenge and Sunday's 2018 Walk to D-Feet.



April 2018


  • Congratulations to Sebastian

    CNS Full and Exec Member, Dr Sebastian Doeltgen, on being appointed as a Councillor on the Board of Directors, of the Dysphagia Research Society!


  • Marissa at ACAN

    CNS Student Member, Marissa Holden, from the Neuroscience of Insect Vision Laboratory, is enjoying her first week attending the prestigious Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN). ACAN is an intensive and challenging course teaching participants an abundance of highly skillful scientific techniques, specialising in Neuroscience. We wish Marissa the best of luck, and look forward to hearing about the exciting experience and variety of techniques she has learnt, upon her return.


March 2018


  • Farewell to the CNS Secretary

    The Centre farewelled its long time Secretary, Kiley MacDonald. Kiley has been the Centre Secretary for 17 years and is being moved to the new College Operations Team, as part of the University-wide restructure. Enquiries can still be forwarded to the cns@flinders.edu.au address, which will now be managed by the CNS Executive Committee.

  • NeuroSeminars - March

    The seminar schedule for March is now available online. This month includes presenters: Assoc Prof Stuart BrierleyProf Peter Catcheside, Prof Simon Brookes and Dr Andrew Vakulin!


January 2018

  • Welcome to Behavioural GEMs Lab

    The Centre welcomed the Behavioural Genomic & Environmental Mechanisms Laboratory (also known as Behavioural GEMs) as an official CNS Laboratory. The lab is run by Dr Sarah Cohen-Woods and investigates genomic, epigenomic and environmental factors contributing to mental health outcomes and fertility.







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