Event Details

Date:
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room:
QBI Building # 79, Level 7 Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
URL:
http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/neuroscience-seminars
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Event Contact

Name:
Ms Deirdre Wilson
Phone:
3366 6300
Email:
d.wilson5@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

Full Description:
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'
Abstract:
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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