Born in London and with degrees from Cambridge and the ANU, Alan Harvey is an Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia. A member of both the the Perron Institute Board and the Neurological Council of Western Australia, Alan is one of Western Australia’s most eminent neuroscientists and has a strong commitment to growing neuroscience research in Western Australia. He has a particular research interest in gene therapy, cell/tissue transplantation, nanotechnology and pharmacotherapy in the repair of the central nervous system