Preserving nerve cells after traumatic injury and stroke, understanding why prolonged stretching reduces muscle force, and the relevance of time of day to memories are among the research topics to be presented by Perth's top young neuroscientists at The University of Western Australia next Thursday (27 September).
A group of Honours and PhD students, and early-career researchers, will be competing at the Symposium for Western Australian Neurosciences (SWAN) to deliver the best presentations on their latest neuroscience research.
The students and young researchers, who come from Institutes across WA, will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the central nervous system, neurotrauma (brain or spinal cord injury) and neurological disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, brain aneurysm and Huntington's disease.
There will be a Sundowner at the close of the day, when prizes will be announced and the audience can meet the students and researchers.
A list of the presentations can be found at the Neurotrauma Research Program.
WHAT: 2012 Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience
WHEN: Thursday 27 September, 1pm - 5.00pm
WHERE: MCS Lecture Theatre, Bayliss Building, UWA, (Hackett Entrance 2, Car-park 6)
RSVP: Louise Goodes