BRNZ Annual Research Meeting at AWCBR in Queenstown: 26th-27th August, 2016

26th - 27th August, 2016. 

Location: Crowne Plaza, Queenstown, New Zealand. 


BRNZ’s annual research meeting will be coinciding with AWCBR again this year.

The BRNZ meeting will take place between 1pm Friday 26th August to the late afternoon of Saturday 27th August.

The BRNZ Annual Research Meeting will kick off with a Māori-only session for Māori researchers on Friday 26th of August from 1-5pm. This will feature the inspiring work of Māori researchers in BRNZ and is not to be missed. 

The Saturday session will feature a morning session researchers Anderson, Williams, Zheng, Kayes, Dalrymple-Alford and Schweitzer who will shed some light on their busy year so far.  

Following morning tea, there will be a keynote lecture from Dr Moana Theodore who is currently undertaking work with Māori.

In the mid-morning we will hear from numerous labs such as Connor, Empson/Dragunow, Lipski/Hyland and many more in a series of short and engaging sessions.

Following the lunch break, post-doctoral fellow Jamie McQuillan will provide an update on his research project along with plenty more engaging discussions to follow, including a special session for Early Career researchers and an update on BRNZ’s strategic planning.

The BRNZ Annual Research Meeting will be a vital way to connect with colleagues and find out about exciting and inspiring research initiatives going on all over the country in 2016. 

This meeting will coincide with AWCBR which takes place from the 27th to 31st of August at the same location and venue.

We have added extra time onto the meeting, as many of our researchers requested this additional time at the recent PI/AI meeting in April.

We would appreciate it if you could factor in BRNZ's annual research meeting when you make arrangements to attend AWCBR.

North Island PIs will receive $600.00 to put towards travel costs. South Island PIs will receive $400.00.

Register for the BRNZ meeting and AWCBR via the AWCBR website


Please note that there is a māori only session at the BRNZ annual meeting which takes place at 1pm-5pm on Friday 26 August. This is for Māori BRNZ researchers to attend.  


Download the BRNZ Annual Research Meeting programme

Download the BRNZ Annual Research Meeting programme
BRNZ Annual Research Meeting at AWCBR in Queenstown: 26th-27th August, 2016

AWCBR: Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research 2016: 27th – 31st August, 2016

27th-31st August, 2016

Location: Crowne Plaza, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research is New Zealand's premier neuroscience gathering

About the conference

In 2016 it will be held from 27-31 August at the Crowne Plaza, Queenstown, New Zealand. AWCBR encourages a multidisciplinary approach to neuroscience and is structured around early morning, late afternoon and evening sessions. This leaves your day free for interaction with other participants while enjoying the pleasures of New Zealand's most popular winter resort (skiing, jet-boating, bungy jumping, paragliding, hiking, rafting or just relaxing). Read more


An invitation to our conference

We sincerely hope you are able to accept our invitation to attend and participate in New Zealand's annual international Neuroscience conference. AWCBR provides the opportunity for you to organise a symposium on your special topic of interest. Please contact Dr Karl Iremonger if you plan to organise a symposium. Read more

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2016 International speakers

  • Research Associate Professor Akiva Cohen, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Dr Katalin Toth, Centre de recherche, Universite Laval Robert-Giffard, Quebec, Canada
  • Dr Simon Schultz, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
  • Associate Professor Ben Harrison, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Professor Stuart Firestein, Biological Sciences, Columbia University, United States of America