Mendelsohn Student Lecture - Melbourne Brain Symposium 2017


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Oct 12

Ian Potter Auditorium, Ground Floor, Kenneth Myer Building


We are excited to announce that applications for the Mendelsohn Student Lecture, in association with the Melbourne Brain Symposium 2017, are now open.


Please Note: The Mendelsohn Student Lecture is only open to students from the University of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.



The Mendelsohn Student Lecture was established in 2016 in honour of Frederick Mendelsohn, AO FAA, Emeritus Professor of the University of Melbourne and past Director of the Howard Florey Institute and R Douglas Wright Professor of Experimental Physiology and Medicine from 1997 to 2009. Professor Mendelsohn held a Personal Chair in Medicine at the University of Melbourne until 1996 and during this time was the Scientific Director of the Positron Emission Tomography Centre, Austin Hospital.



The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognise and honour an outstanding student in the Neurosciences, and provide them with the platform to deliver a lecture to communicate the outcomes of their graduate research to the Neuroscience community, alongside presentations delivered by some of the most eminent scientists, internationally, and from within Australia.



The student selected to present the 2017 Mendelsohn Student Lecture will receive a prize of $500 and a certification of their award as ‘Mendelsohn Student Lecturer 2017’. The student will provide their 20-minute lecture and 5 minutes for questions at the Melbourne Brain Symposium on Thursday 12 October 2017. The two runner-ups will receive $200 and $100 respectively and certification of their awards as ‘First/Second Runner-Up of the Mendelsohn Student Lecturer 2017’.


Please see links below to the guidelines and forms required to submit an application.

If you have any queries please contact Alice Currie:


Mendelsohn Student Lecture 2017 - Guidelines

Mendelsohn Student Lecture 2017 - Application Form

Mendelsohn Student Lecture 2017 - Supervisor Form