Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges of our time and we are on the cusp of a revolution in brain sciences.
Our mission is to establish an Australian Brain Initiative that will create advanced industries in neurotechnology, develop treatments for debilitating brain disorders, and produce high-impact collaborations that will increase our understanding of the brain.
An Australian Brain Initiative will help us make major advances in understanding healthy, optimal brain function, and create advanced industries based on this unique understanding.
This will also help us identify the causes of debilitating brain disorders, and develop the treatments that we need to improve the lives of sufferers.
If we fail to make a strategic national investment in brain sciences, Australia will fall behind while the rest of the world takes advantage of the commercial, medical, educational and electronic advances that will be based on brain research.
In December we had the great pleasure to lead and co-Chair (Sarah Cohen-Woods), with our fabulous Early to Mid Career Research network (Heidi Walkden), a scientific symposium at the Australasian Neuroscience Meeting 2023 in Brisbane. This is one of the largest biomedical conferences held in the Australasian region, and provides a fantastic environment where early to senior, young to old(er) researchers can mingle, create ideas, and grow exciting new scientific endeavours....
What is the International Brain Initiative, and how do we all fit into this ambitious enterprise for the future? ...