Australian Chapter



What comes to mind when you hear “Australia”?  Is it kangaroos, koalas, the Great Barrier Reef, surfing and Pavlova, or perhaps sharks, crocodiles, deadly spiders and snakes? You can now add another association to the list - OHBM Australian chapter.

The goal of the newly formed Australian Chapter is to unite and invigorate the neuroimaging community in Australia.  Our members come from a variety of universities and research institutes around the country – Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide – working in the fields of fundamental and clinical neuroscience. We aim to further promote scientific communication and outreach through organising lectures, colloquia, workshops, conferences, and social/networking events throughout Australia. We strive to maintain current and form new networks of regional and international collaborations across all disciplines of neuroscience and neuroimaging. OHBM has once been hosted in Melbourne - in 2008. Our ambition is to welcome OHBM community in Australia again in the next few years.

We welcome our members and other interested researchers around the world to watch the calendar of our events and join our activities.



Jason Mattingley, Chair
Alex Fornito, Chair-Elect
Natalia Egorova, Secretary
Rishma Vidyasagar, Secretary-Elect
James “Mac” Shine, Treasurer
Adeel Razi, Treasurer-Elect




1st Australian Chapter Symposium
October 12, 2018
Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

The inaugural OHBM Australian Chapter symposium will feature lectures from experts in brain mapping on the latest research happening across the Australian and global communities. 

Abstract submissions for presentation at the meeting are invited covering all areas of neuroimaging.  The abstract submission deadline has been set for Monday, August 13, 2018 at 5pm.  Please send your abstract using this template to Gabrielle Jean (


Please visit our event site for registration and program information:

For registration, abstract submission, or general symposium information, please contact Gabrielle Jean (


Australian Connectome School 2018

May 31, 2018

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

The inaugural Australian Connectome School took place at the University of Melbourne in May 31. Photos from the workshop can be found here:


Further details about the workshop can be found here: