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Stimulating jellies

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Auslan Interpreted Event(s)
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6 pm | Start time 6.30 pm | End time 8.30 pm
The Brisbane, 292 Beaufort St, Highgate,
Perth 6003
Sold Out!
Researchers will present their stories in how the brain works, maintaining brain health, and what jellyfish have taught us about kidney disease.

May I stimulate your brain?

Helmy Mulders (Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia)
How does your brain work? In this fun and informative talk, you will participate in the creation of a 'neural circuit' that will illustrate discoveries about brain plasticity and brain stimulation.

Aging, cognitive reserve and brain maintenance

Dr Brandon Gavett (Associate Professor, University of Western Australia)
Love your brain? Come along to hear about variables responsible for promoting cognitive reserve (resilience to brain changes) and brain maintenance (continued brain health), and how these interact to influence late-life cognitive decline.

Brandon Gavett, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Neuropsychologist at UWA, where he conducts research on cognitive aging. He is an Associate Editor for the journals Neuropsychology Review and Developmental Neuropsychology.

How jellyfish can help fight kidney disease

Professor Kevin Pfleger (Director Life Sciences Innovation Hub, University of Western Australia)
Jellyfish give off bioluminescence, and this phenomenon can be used in the laboratory to measure the proximity of molecules. Hear about how one local lab is doing it to gain new insights into molecules that are involved in chronic kidney disease.

Professor Pfleger has won multiple awards including the 2011 Australian Museum 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science, a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Excellence Award in 2014, and the Novartis Prize of the British Pharmacological Society in 2016.