Symposia

Welcome to the ANS Developmental Neuroscience Forum (ADNF)! The mission of the ADNF is to provide year-long engagement for Australasian Neuroscience Society Members and our colleagues all around the world with an interest in developmental neuroscience.

Here are of some of our upcoming speakers for 2021:

Our inaugural symposium was held in September, 2020. If you missed it, you are welcome to watch it again! Further details of our Symposia are provided below. Our next session is here.

We encourage you to sign up and join our mailing list to receive full details of presentations and speakers. You can also recommend a colleague or even nominate yourself to speak about your exciting project that is in pre-print, or recently published. We welcome your participation, as audience member as well as speaker!

With best wishes,
Your friendly ADNF team
(Julian Heng, Nathalie Dehorter, Michael Piper, Kelly Glendining)

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Our next session:

ADNF Symposium IX

Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021, 09:00 AM Brisbane Time

Venue: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/82137096713

Juliette Godin (France) – Pleiotropic activities of the (atypical?) kinesin KIF21B during cortical development

Lachlan Harris (Australia) – Distinct transcriptional programs regulate neural stem cell activation

Ruth Arkell (Australia) – Modelling the complex inheritance pattern of Holoprosencephaly using mouse experimental genetics

Simon Hippenmeyer (Austria) – Neural Stem Cell Lineage Progression in Developing Cerebral Cortex

We hope to see you at our next symposium!

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Previous Symposia

ADNF Symposium VIII: (Date: May 27th, 2021)

Sean Millard (Australia) – From brain wiring to synaptic physiology – reuse of a cell recognition molecule to carry out higher order nervous system functions

Patricia Jusuf (Australia) – Visual vertebrate pipeline for assessing novel human GWAS gene candidates

Victor Borrell (Spain) – Genetic evolution of cerebral cortex size determinants

Louise Cheng (Australia) – Non-autonomous regulation of neural stem cell proliferation in the Drosophila CNS

Missed the session? Don’t worry, here are the recorded presentations for Sean Millard, Patricia Jusuf and Louise Cheng. Contact details for speakers are listed within each video. Scroll further below to access recordings of seminars from previous symposia. Please enjoy!


ADNF Symposium VII: (Date: April 29, 2021)

Jenny Gunnersen (Australia) – New insights into mechanisms of excitatory synapse development

Tommas Ellender (UK) – Embryonic neural progenitor pools and the generation of fine-scale neural circuits

Thomas Marissal (France) – Parvalbumin interneurons: the missing link between the micro and macroscopic alterations related to neurodevelopmental disorders?

Missed the session? Don’t worry, here are the recorded presentations for Tommas Ellender and Thomas Marissal here. Contact details for speakers are listed within each video. Scroll further below to access recordings of seminars from previous symposia. Please enjoy!


ADNF Symposium VI: (Date: March 25th, 2021 – Break)


ADNF Symposium V (Date: Thursday, 25th February, 2021)

Song-Hai Shi (Tsinghua University, China): Assembly of the neocortex.

Lynette Lim (VIB, Belgium): Shared and Unique Developmental Trajectories of Cortical Inhibitory Neurons.

Alfredo Llorca Molina KCL, UK): Tuneable progenitor cells to build the cerebral cortex.

Tomasz Nowakowski (UCSF, USA): Charting the molecular ‘protomap’ of the human cerebral cortex using single cell genomics.

Missed the session? Don’t worry, here are the recorded presentations for Song-Hai Shi, Lynette Lim, Alfredo Llorca Molina and Tomasz Nowakowski. Contact details for speakers are listed within each video. Scroll further below to access recordings of seminars from previous symposia. Please enjoy!


ADNF Symposium IV (Date: Thursday, 28th January, 2021)

Helen Cooper (UQ, Australia): From neural tube to neocortex: the role of adhesion in maintaining stem cell morphology and function.

Jin-Wu Tsai (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan): In the search for new genes involved in brain development and disorders.

Isabel Del Pino (Instituto Principe Felipe, Spain): Regulation of intrinsic network activity during area patterning in the cerebral cortex.

Hongyan Wang (Duke-NUS, Singapore): Modeling Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Flies.

Missed the session? Don’t worry, here are the recorded presentations for Helen Cooper, Jin-Wu Tsai, Isabel del Pino, and Hongyan Wang. Contact details for speakers are listed within each video. Scroll further below to access recordings of seminars from previous symposia. Please enjoy!


ADNF Symposium III (Date: Thursday, 26th November, 2020)

Jan Kaslin (ARMI, Monash University) – Make do and make new: Fast tracking neural repair using precursor neurons.

Cathy Leamey (USyd) – Using environmental enrichment to unharness an endogenous mechanism that prunes miswired neural projections.

Dominic Ng (UQ) –  Centrosomal mechanisms in mammalian forebrain development.

 Louise Bicknell (Uni Otago) – Interesting patients and interesting mutations: novel insights into brain development.

Missed the session? Don’t worry, here are the recorded presentations for Jan Kaslin, Cathy Leamey, Dominic Ng and Louise Bicknell. Contact details for speakers are listed within each video. Scroll further below to access recordings of seminars from previous symposia. Please enjoy!

Liked what you watched, or have any questions or feedback?   We welcome you to post questions and feedback in the comments section here, or you are welcome to communicate directly to each neuroscientist.  


ADNF Symposium II (Date: Thursday, 29th October, 2020)

Missed the session? Don’t worry, Michel Picardo’s presentation was recorded here. We encourage you to contact the speakers directly should you have any questions from their presentation, or you are also welcome to send us your comments or questions through the registration box as well. Please enjoy!

Stefan ThorUQ/SBMS“Selective Requirement for PRC2 in the Generation of Hypothalamic Dopamine and Hypocretin/Orexin Neurons”

Michel Picardo, INMED France- Coordinated activity in the developing region CA1 of the hippocampus: Focus on Twitches and Interneurons? 

Natalia De Marco GarciaWeill Cornell Medical College- Network Activity in the Development of Inhibitory Circuits

Owen Marshall, UTAS/Menzies Institute– New states of mind: epigenetics, development and disease in the fly brain

Ummm, why are some seminars not published as YouTube videos? Some speakers have requested not to publish video recordings of their seminars.  We are delighted that many of our speakers present new and unpublished findings which are only mentioned during the session and so we hope that this will entice attendees to attend in person, so that one does not miss out on the great science on the day!  


ADNF Symposium I (Date: Thursday, 24th September, 2020)

Missed the session? Don’t worry, here are video recordings of the seminars presented as part 1 and part 2 for this symposium. We encourage you to contact the speakers directly should you have any questions from their presentation, or you are also welcome to send us your comments or questions through the registration box as well. Please enjoy!


On behalf of the ADNF team, THANK YOU to our speakers for contributing to this forum!

Feedback or want to participate? We’d love to hear from you here.