Event Details

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - Wednesday, 07 June 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
QBI Building # 79, Level 7 Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
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Ms Deirdre Wilson
3366 6300
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

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Dr Jana Vukovic
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland and School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland
Title: 'Understanding the role of microglia as regulators of adult neurogenesis in the intact and injured brain'
The hippocampus is one of the primary brain structures critical for learning and memory. The continuous and regulated production of new neurons – adult neurogenesis – in this part of the brain is believed to underpin some of the hippocampal-based cognitive functions. These newborn neurons are produced from a pool of neural pre­cursor/stem cells, and we have previously shown that microglia play a key role in this process although the mechanisms behind this remain poorly understood. In this talk, I will present our most recent data on regulation of adult neurogenesis by microglia following traumatic brain injury, and the implications of this for behavioural outcomes.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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