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Meet two of our plenary speakers

We have some incredible speakers lined up to present at the Congress and look forward to seeing them in Brisbane next year. In this edition of the Congress newsletter we meet Azusa Kamikouchi and Professor Lauren O'Connell.

Lauren O'Connell

About me

Lauren’s research focuses on understanding how evolutionary innovations in behaviour and physiology arise. Lauren uses poison frogs as a model for understanding how variation in predation and spatial structure of the environment has driven the evolution of chemical defences and parental behaviours. Lauren’s research combines both lab and field studies to understand the neural basis of decision-making within ecologically relevant contexts. Lauren was a Bauer Fellow at Harvard University before joining the Department of Biology at Stanford University as an Assistant Professor.

Azusa Kamikouchi

About me

The aim of my research is to understand the basic principle how the brain works. Especially, I have a strong interest in the auditory system and one of my questions is how acoustic signals are detected, processed, and integrated in the brain. The fruit fly is an ideal model organism for such a task, because of its sophisticated genetic tools to analyze neurons and manipulate neural circuits in the brain. I started a project to unravel the anatomical and functional organization of the auditory system of fruit flies at the National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan in 2002. Then I moved to the University of Tokyo, to establish a comprehensive projection map of the auditory sensory neurons. To extend this map into a functional map, I moved to the University of Cologne, at Martin C. Göpfert’s group (now in Göttingen). In 2008 I went back to Japan as an associate professor at Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and then moved to Nagoya University in 2011 as a full-professor.


Confirmed Invited Symposia

Context-dependent modification of vocal behaviour in vertebrates
Chair: Daniela Vallentin

Neuroethology of Distributed Visual Systems: How do many-eyed animals perceive the world?
Chairs: Michael J. Bok & Daniel Speiser

Challenging the notions of pain, problem-solving and cognitive ability across taxa
Chair: Ximena Nelson

The evolution of sleep and adaptive sleeplessness
Chair: John Lesku

Processing the polarization of light
Chairs: Martin How & Nicholas Roberts

Facets of brain mechanisms underlying spatial orientation
Chairs: Jerome Beetz & Uwe Homberg

What songbird mate choice has taught us about the neural basis of signal performance and perception
Chair: Jonathan F. Prather

Vision and memory in crustaceans – neural basis, function and phylogeny
Chair: Hanne Thoen

What the parts tell us about whole: methods and results from automated part tracking
Chairs: Roian Egnor & Alice Robie

Sensory motion strategies
Chairs: Bart Geurten & Tobias Kohl

Genomics-Enabled Approaches to Neuroethology
Chairs: Jason Gallant, Kim Hoke & Ashlee Rowe

Vocal communication as a model for developmentally-regulated learning: an integrative approach
Chairs: Sarah Bottjer & Michael Goldstein

Key Dates... Mark Your Diaries

General Call for Abstracts Open October 2017
General Call for Abstracts Deadline 15 February 2018
Presenter Registration Deadline 15 February 2018
Conference Registration Opens Now open
Early Bird Registration Deadline 16 March 2018
Conference Program 15 - 20 July 2018

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities

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Thank you to our Sponsors so far

Platinum Koala

The University of Queensland | Queensland Brain Institute

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Poster Session Sponsor

Flinders University Macquarie University Biological Sciences

Institutional Sponsor

The University of Melbourne

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