Centre for Brain Research

Events 2009

The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) organises a joint clinical-research seminar series to encourage interaction between clinicians and neuroscientists. By working together we hope to identify and develop new treatments for brain disease, moving them from the lab to the clinic and community.

The seminar series is open to all CBR members

The seminar series is kindly supported by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.


The immune system in brain injury and disea

26 November 2009

  • Multiple Sclerosis Research, Dr Ernie Willoughby, Auckland District Health Board
  • Regulation of immune cells by cannabinoids and implications for brain injury, Dr Scott Graham, The University of Auckland

Date: Thursday 26 November 2009

Time:10am-11.30am: Talks and discussion

         11.30-12.15pm:  Lunch

MS Seminar Poster
(466.0 kB, PDF)

Alzheimers and related memory diseases

29 October 2009 

  • Dr Phil Wood, Geriatrician, The Memory Clinic c
  • Dr Lynette Tippett, Neuropsychologist, Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland

Epilepsy treatment and research

24 September 2009

  • The Epilepsy Surgery Programme: a Clinical Perspective

Dr Peter Bergin, Neurologist with Auckland District Health Board

Dr Edward Mee, Neurosurgeon with Auckland District Health Board

  • Cell biology of the Epileptic Human Brain Professor Mike Dragunow, The University of Auckland

Inaugural seminar: Advances in Parkinson’s disease research

27 August 2009

  • Continuous Dopaminergic Stimulation Clinical A. Professor Barry Snow, Auckland District Health Board d
  • Gene Therapy Strategies Dr Debbie Young, The University of Auckland

CBR launch

The Centre for Brain Research was officially opened on 6 November 2009 by the Hon. Dr Wayne Mapp, the Minister for Research, Science and Technology.

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