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We study the nervous system - the brain, spinal cord and the nerves connecting these structures to the rest of the bodyThe importance of this research cannot be overstated. More than 1,000 disorders of the brain and nervous system result in more hospitalizations than any other disease group, including heart disease and cancer. In 2007, the World Health Organization estimated that neurological disorders affect up to one billion people worldwide. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, brain conditions make up 25 percent of Australia’s disease burden. The cost of these diseases is high across the globe. For example, the European Brain Council estimated that neurological diseases in Europe alone cost one trillion dollars in 2010.

About Us

Preclinical Neurobiology encompasses research groups in the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy. We form the basic ‘preclinical science’ arm of the University’s Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health. Our groups are also part of the Hunter Medical Research Institute, based primarily on the Callaghan precinct.

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Newcastle is an excellent place to undertake basic neurobiology research. We are an enthusiastic and collegial group with diverse interests and expertise to support graduate students, postdocs, and group leaders. Interested in exploring scholarship, fellowship, or future recruitment opportunities?

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New discoveries in the field of neurobiology require people and resources. Your support can help our efforts to understand and treat the signs, symptoms, and causes of brain and nervous system disorders. Donations can contribute to our range of projects, purchase of vital equipment, or student support.
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