What drives the Anterior Expansion of the Central Nervous System? (2023–2026)

Abstract:
A striking and highly conserved feature of the central nervous system is that the brain is larger than the spinal cord. Despite the manifest implications this has for nervous system function, the underlying drivers are largely unknown. This project aims to investigate the mechanisms controlling anterior expansion of the central nervous system, and will generate new knowledge in the areas of nervous system development and evolution. This project aims to impact on our understanding of nervous system function, develop bioinformatics tools with broad utility within the biosciences field, strengthen Australia¿s international standing in the developmental neuroscience, and enhance the capacity for interdisciplinary international collaborations.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor in Developmental Biology
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
    Prof & Director (Research Training)
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    Queensland Brain Institute
  • Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council