ADNF Symposium XIII

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 9:00 AM Brisbane (AEST) time


Laura Fenlon (Australia)
Time shapes all brains: timing of a conserved transcriptional network underlies divergent cortical connectivity routes in mammalian brain development and evolution

Laurent Nguyen (Belgium) 
Regulation of cerebral cortex morphogenesis by migrating cells

Carol Ann Mason (USA)
Wiring the eye to brain for binocular vision: lessons from the albino visual system

Thomas Perlmann (Sweden)
Interrogating dopamine neuron development at the single cell level


ADNF Symposium IX

Thursday, 24 June 2021 9:00 - 11:00am AEST 

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Juliette Godin (France)
Pleiotropic activites of the (atypical?) Kinesin KIF21B during cirtical development

Lachlan Harris (Australia)
Distinct transcriptional programs regulate Neural Stem 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


ADNF Symposium V

Thursday, 25 February 2021 9:00 - 11:00am AEST 

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ANS ADNF Symposium V Speakers A

Song-Hai Shi (China) - Assembly of the neocortex

Lynette Lim (Belgium) – Shared and Unique Developmental Trajectories of Cortical Inhibitory Neurons

Alfredo Molina (UK) – Tuneable progenitor cells to build the cerebral cortex

Tomasz Nowakowski (USA)- Charting the molecular 'protomap' of the human cerebral cortex using single cell genomics

ADNF Symposium Recordings Now Available

Symposium 1 - Part I

Symposium 1 - Part II

ADNF Sympoisum II

ADNF Symposium III


ADNF Symposium IV

Helen Cooper

Jin-Wu Tsai

Isabel del Pino

Hongyan Wang




Hello, are you interested in developmental neuroscience research? If YES, then we welcome you to sign up for virtual events in the upcoming ANS Developmental Neuroscience Forum (ADNF) below!

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Who we are

We are members of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), with an interest in developmental neuroscience. Our mission is to provide year-long engagement for our colleagues all over the world.

What we do

(i) monthly virtual symposia (4 speakers over a 2h session) comprising national and international speakers, and with gender and equity targets;

(ii) hold regular morning/afternoon teas, depending on where you are in Australasia/the World;

(iii) provide peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and panel discussions.

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The ADNF team 
(Julian Heng, Nathalie Dehorter, Michael Piper, Kelly Glendining)