Advanced Neuroscience Workshops

This series of advanced, hands-on workshops for PhD students are available during 2019.  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 2019 workshops are now being accepted.
  • Application closing dates vary for each workshop, so please check the closing date of the workshop you are interested in.  Students are notified 2-3 weeks before workshop commencement.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Workshop Proposed Time-frame for Workshops Closing Date for Applications
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2 hour lectures on Thursdays from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for 6 weeks beginning Thursday, 12 September (break for non-teaching period)9 Aug 19
Fundamentals of Ion Channel Function in the Brain: Intracellular and Extracellular Recordings Monday 8 July - Friday 12 July.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm with breaks.
Wednesday: Approx. 3 hours (morning)
17 June 19
Bioinformatics for bench researchers Workshops:  Thursday 18 July - Thursday 12 September
Mini Symposium: Thursday 10 October
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm. 
28 June 19
Neural Computational Modelling 2 days (9:00am - 5:00pm) in October.  Proposed tentatively as Tuesday 8 October and Wednesday 9 October.  However, days will be negotiated with students enrolled. 30 Aug 19
Quantitative Neuroproteomics

Not offered in 2019