The Organisation of the Forebrain: A neuroanatomy workshop with Charles Watson (QBI)

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The Organisation of the Forebrain: A neuroanatomy workshop with Charles Watson (QBI)

26th March 2015

Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland

$110 - students and CIBF/QBI affiliates; $220 - full registration

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This workshop will introduce you to the modern view of the structure of the mammalian forebrain with references to the relevant features of the human brain.

Who should attend: The workshop will be of value to neuroscience and neuropsychology postgraduate students and researchers.


  • Identifying major forebrain landmarks; an introduction to forebrain ontology
  • The pallium (isocortex, hippocampus and olfactory areas)
  • The subpallium (stratium, pallidum, septum, bed nucleus of stria terminals, amygdala, diagonal domain and preoptic area)
  • A modern view of subdivisions of the hypothalamus and diencephalon

Each of the four main topics will begin with a lecture, followed by work in small groups with a detailed photographic workbook, which will be provided.

Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

Presenter: Professor Charles Watson

Charles Watson is Australia’s foremost teacher of brain anatomy. He is an author of over 20 brain anatomy atlases and texts, and his rat brain atlas has been cited over 60,000 times. Watson was selected as the lead brain anatomy lecturer for the 2011, 2013, and 2014 Allen Brain Institute International Workshops on Molecular Neuroanatomy. Since 2008, he has led annual neuroanatomy workshops at the Queensland Brain Institute and at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Medical Research.

Date: 26th March 2015, 9am-4:30pm (registration opens 8:45am)

Venue: Auditorium, Queensland Brain Institute (Building #79), The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, QLD 4072

Please note there is very limited parking available; the campus is easily accessed via public transport.

Enquiries: Email Elizabeth at or phone 03 9902 9792

A flyer for the event is available for download.

This is a Centre for Integrative Brain Function event, hosted by The Queensland Brain Institute.

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