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NeuroDay: Victorian Student Neuroscience Conference

Saturday 21 July, 9-2.30pm
A day-long student neuroscience conference with keynote speaker, Dr Sam John from Melbourne Bionics Group, interactive workshops led by researchers in the field, panel discussion and student presentations. This is an opportunity for students to discover not just current research, but also develop an understanding of the research process and possible career pathways in brain research. This event is designed by students for students.

This student conference is open to ALL secondary students (7-12) from across Victoria. Teachers are most welcome to attend if they have students attending. Registration for teachers is also through this page.
Registration fee of $20 includes morning tea on arrival and lunch.
Register through schools or as an individual, just be sure to fill in the details and check the T&Cs.
Unfortunately, parents are unable to stay for the day.
Confirmed workshops to date include....
  • Developmental neuroscience - Assoc. Prof Sarah Whittle
  • Bioethics of neural implants - Assoc. Prof Megan Munsie
  • Animal model of schizophrenia - Elysi Sokolenko
  • Components of clinical neurological exams/evaluations - Synapse: Alon, Nadia, Nicolas
  • The Neuroscience behind optical illusions - Dr Toby Lowe
  • Visual cortex, electrophysiology - Dr Molis Yunzab
  • Fear - Robert New

But watch this space...more to workshops to come shortly.

  • 9-9.30am                Registration
  • 9.30-10.15              Keynote Address (inc. Q&A)
  • 10.25-11.25           Workshop 1
  • 11.30-12.30           Workshop 2
  • 12.30 - 1.15           Lunch
  • 1.25-2.25               Panel discussion - Careers in brain research
  • 2.25-2.30               Plenary
  • 2.30                        Close of conference


Assembly Hall
Methodist Ladies' College, 207 Barkers Road, Kew, VIC 3103

Contact Details

The organisers are incredibly grateful to SOBR - Students of Brain Research, Students of Florey Institute - SOFI, SYNAPSE and Melbourne Neuroscience Institute for helping us connect with truly amazing workshop leaders. 

Thank you to Society for Neuroscience Melbourne Chapter, Australasian Neuroscience Society and The Brain Dialogue for inspiring advice and support.