The 2020 symposium asked presenters to consider what's next for brain and mind sciences.
Held virtually over two, half-day sessions with 300 in attendance, this year's symposium featured presentations from 27 speakers including international leaders in their fields alongside early and mid-career researchers spanning basic science, translational and clinical research.
Topics covered COVID-19 responses, genetics, artificial intelligence, neuroimaging and clinical applications of research and treatments. Our guest keynote speakers, Professor Thomas Sudhof, Dr Kerry Chant, Professor Michael Breakspear and Dr Mac Shine brought their work to life with great insights and engaging discussions.
As a highlight of the Brain and Mind Centre's academic year, the symposium is a valuable opportunity for the research community to connect and collaborate. We are proud to see world-leading researchers support and engage with future research leaders and hope that Professor Sudhof's advice for early career researchers and anyone considering a research career set the tone:
"If you are going to become a scientist... don't be timid. Trust yourself."
Recordings of the full sessions are available here, or click below to follow the links to our YouTube channels to stream the individual speaker sessions.
Our Poster Competition also received entries from a competitive field of post-doctoral students and PhD candidates. Download the pdf booklet of this year's finalists, and view presentations from the the three category winners here.
If you decide to become a scientist, which is undoubtably a risk, for there are easier paths ou there, then you might as well engage in a risk. Do something bold.
Browse the playlist for speaker sessions or watch the full session and closing panel
Browse the playlist for speakers or watch the full session and closing panel