Advanced Neuroscience Workshops

This series of advanced, hands-on workshops for PhD students are available during 2018. These workshops offer students the opportunity to develop skills in key areas that they, with the support of their supervisor, identify to be directly related to their research project. Each program has been designed by the Workshop Leader to provide a comprehensive, small group experience.

Application Process

Students must complete this application form and submit it along with their CV to the following email address:


  • Applications for each workshop are now being accepted.
  • Application closing dates vary for each workshop, so please check the closing date of the workshop you are interested in. Applications generally close 6 weeks before commencement of each workshop. Students are notified 2-3 weeks before commencement of the workshop.
  • Students must be from the University of Melbourne or the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Limited places are offered for each workshop program and students are chosen via a competitive application.
  • Students may apply to participate in more than one workshop, provided they have support of their supervisor(s) to do so, being mindful of potential scheduling clashes (e.g.) the Bioinformatics and Ion Channel workshops will have some overlap in July.
  • Students receive a certificate of completion by successfully completing their workshop.
  • Whilst every effort is made to present each workshop in the proposed timeframe, students should note that all proposed dates and times are subject to change at the discretion of each workshop presenter(s).

For any enquiries, please email:

For information about the Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program, check out our website.

WorkshopProposed Timeframe for WorkshopsClosing Date for Applications
Magnetic Resonance Imaging13th September to 25th October. Thursdays 5.00pm-7.00pm7-Sept-18
Fundamentals of Ion Channel Function in the Brain: Intracellular and Extracellular Recordings9 - 13 July. Approx. 7hr days with breaks.31-May-18
Bioinformatics for bench researchersThursday 19 July - Thursday 20 September.
Every Thursday 10.00am - 12.00pm commencing with an introduction and concluding with final student presentations. Please note there will be no formal workshop on Thursday 13 September as students will dedicate this time to prepare their final presentation.
Neural Computational Modelling2 days per week (9.00am - 5.00pm) for 2 weeks in October (days negotiable with class, and are subject to change).28-Sept-18
Quantitative Neuroproteomics

Start the week of August 6th. A combined total of 12 lectures (1-1.5hrs) and lab practicals.


Advanced Neuroscience Workshops