The Perron Institute hosted an information session for undergraduate students interested in commencing potential Honours and Masters projects with the Institute in 2023. 

The Institute brings together neuroscience researchers from all Western Australian universities, providing a collaborative environment for students to learn research skills under the supervision of experts in a range of fields. 

Over 30 students heard from leading Perron Institute researchers who provided 3-minute presentations about potential research projects. The recent session was followed by informal networking with the researchers and current Honours and PhD students. 

The researchers who presented were: 

Dr Jerome Coudert (Centre for Molecular Medicine and Innovative Therapeutics, Murdoch University): Understanding the mechanisms of immune dysregulation in inflammatory myopathies. 

Prof Anthony Akkari (Perron Institute, Murdoch University): Studying genetic variants in Motor Neuron Disease  

Dr Alex Tang (Perron Institute, UWA): Plasticity and healthy brain ageing  

Dr Jamie Beros (Perron Institute, UWA): Brain development and plasticity  

Dr Craig McIntosh (Perron Institute, Murdoch University): Developing RNA therapeutics  

Dr Sarah Hellewell (Perron Institute, Curtin University): Neurofeedback and traumatic brain injury  

Dr Chidozie Anyaegbu (Perron Institute, Curtin University): Traumatic brain injury and gut microbiome  

The event provided the students with an opportunity to find out more about undertaking research projects via the Perron Institute and various universities, meet potential supervisors and connect with the neuroscience research community in Perth. 

Thank you to Associate Professor Jenny Rodger who chaired the session, the presenters, attendees and all involved.