Brain In A Dish: Advancing our understanding of neurological disorders

Neural engineering is a new transdisciplinary research area bringing together neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, physics, computer science and engineering, with the aim of better understanding complex neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia.

In this lecture, Professor Stan Skafidas, Director of the Centre for Neural Engineering at the University of Melbourne will discuss the recent advances in brain in a dish technology and intracellular sensors. The talk will highlight how neuropathology, stem cells, genetics, pharmacology and engineering are working together to build new sensors and disease models that will provide greater insights into the underlying causes of these complex disorders and enable new platforms for drug discovery and treatments.