Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

Together we can understand more about the brain, improve treatments and, importantly, develop preventative tools as well as long-term treatment for brain and mental health disorders such as dementia, schizophrenia, motor neurone disease, and anxiety and depression.

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The Queensland Brain Institute is a world-leading neuroscience research centre and home to more than 450 staff and students who are dedicated to understanding how the brain works, how it can be repaired, and how we can harness its full potential. 

One-third of the burden of disease in Australia is caused by brain and mental health disorders, including conditions caused by illness, genetics, or traumatic injury.  QBI scientists work tirelessly to better understand the brain, and develop new treatments for disorders including dementia, stroke, intellectual and learning disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disease, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.

Our notable people

Professor Pankaj Sah, QBI Institute Director

Professor Pankaj Sah is Director of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ). He is renowned for his work in understanding the neural circuitry of the amygdala, an area of the brain that plays a central role in learning and memory formation.

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