ANS 2023 Conference

Registration update: Registration is currently at full capacity. Please contact the Conference Organisers via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be placed on our wait list.


We are excited to be welcoming our members and guests to the the luxurious W Brisbane, a premier hotel with stunning views over the Brisbane River. The conference will kick off with casual welcome drinks on the Monday evening at the Living Room Bar, followed by a retro beach themed Welcome Party on the beautiful rooftops of W Brisbane, with live cooking stations and band entertainment, on the Wednesday evening.

Registration Fee Table as at 18 May

This year, student registration fees have already been subsidised to streamline the registration process.

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ACAN 2023 Applications Now Open

We are pleased to advise that the 2023 Australasian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN) applications are now open. ACAN will be a full hands-on course held from the 23rd June to 15th July 2023 and will be held at the Florey and University of Melbourne VIC with accommodation secured at University College.


Applications will close on the 14th of April 2023. 12 students will be selected from around Australia and New Zealand to take part in the course. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty interested in using electrophysiological, optical and behavioural techniques in their research are encouraged to apply for a place.

During the course, each participant will become proficient in patch-clamp recording, calcium imaging, optogenetics, pharmacogenetics and behavioural manipulation, amongst other techniques. Thanks to the generous support of The Finkel Foundation, ACAN 2023 will feature a dedicated 2-photon imaging/electrophysiology setup that will complement an array of in vitro and in vivo recording techniques. The 2023 course will also feature neural Imaging with miniaturized microscopes (or 'minscopes') with Daniel Aharoni travelling from the US to talk about and demonstrate this exciting technique. The course will also take advantage of the infrastructure of the Florey and University of Melbourne to provide a unique interactive experience. ACAN 2022 was a huge amount of fun and we look forward to welcoming the next cohort of students back to Melbourne.

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Save the Date - Australasian Neuroscience Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting


We are pleased to announce that the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) 41st Annual Scientific Meeting will take place from 4 - 7 December 2023 at the W, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Following the success of the 40th Annual Scientific meeting held in Melbourne, in 2022 where over 750 delegates attended, ANS is looking forward to another successful meeting in the Sunshine State of Australia.

For all enquiries regarding the conference please contact the ANS Professional Conference Organiser:

The Association Specialists
PO Box 576, Crows Nest NSW 1585 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 2 9431 8600
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ANU - Postdoctoral Fellowships Available

Two positions are available to work in the laboratory of Prof John Bekkers, Division of Neuroscience and Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, Canberra.

The successful appointees will work on fundamental questions about how the brain processes and remembers sensory information, using the primary olfactory (piriform) cortex as a model system. Projects include the use of a miniature endoscope to image olfactory plasticity in behaving mice, and the application of ‘in vivo’ patch clamping and 2-photon microscopy to study olfactory coding and dendritic electrogenesis.

  • Fantastic entry-level opportunity to grow your academic career
  • An outstanding research environment with access to expert colleagues and the latest techniques in cellular and systems neuroscience
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits packages including 17% superannuation contributions and generous leave entitlements
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

Classification: Academic Level A

Salary package: $78,940 - $99,083 per annum plus 17% superannuation for Level A.

Term: 2 x Full-time, Fixed term position available for 1 year with possibility of extension (total duration of up to 3 years)

Application site:
Job number: 551033

Closing date: 12 Sep 2023

The Environment

ANU is Australia’s leading university, with more subjects in the world top 20 than any other Australian institution (QS World University Rankings 2023). The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), located on the ANU campus, is Australia’s national medical research institute. The Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, based at JCSMR, honours the name of Sir John Eccles, whose Nobel Prize-winning work at JCSMR elucidated the physiology of synapses. Eccles’ legacy lives on in the form of present-day excellence in cellular and systems neuroscience at ANU. Research in the Eccles Institute uses the full range of modern techniques to address fundamental questions about synaptic transmission, synaptic integration, neuronal development, and the processing of sensory information. Translational work encompasses a variety of disorders, including epilepsy, autism and eye diseases. There are ample opportunities for cross-campus collaborations with psychologists, computer scientists, physicists, chemists and philosophers, generating a rich and vibrant environment for advanced research in the brain sciences.


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