Lecture: The contribution of Greeks in the field of neuroscience
Professor George Paxinos AO
Wednesday 12th September 2012, at 7:30pm for a 7.45pm start
Ithacan Philanthropic Society Clubrooms
2nd floor, 329 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
All welcome – refreshments will be provided
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society is honoured to welcome to Melbourne, Professor George Paxinos AO from the University of New South Wales. Professor Paxinos, a respected member of the Society, is acknowledged as one of the world’s renowned neuroscience researchers.
Professor Paxinos will talk about “The Contribution of Greeks in the field of neuroscience - from the pre-Socratic era, through to and including the period of Von Economo”.
Prior to the presentation, which will be delivered in English, a brief synopsis of the topic will be delivered in the Greek language.
The Society’s Clubrooms will be open from 6:30pm on the day, for any person who would like to meet Professor Paxinos prior to his presentation.
Professor George Paxinos AO, was born in Lefki, Ithaca, Greece. After attending secondary college in Ithaca, he completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA Berkeley, his PhD at McGill University, and spent a post-doctoral year at Yale, before taking up a position at the University of New South Wales.
He has authored 160 research papers and 42 books, including the Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, which is ranked by Thompson ISI, amongst the 50 most cited items in the Web of Science, and the third most-cited scientific book of all time.
On Australia day 2002 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for services to neuroscience at national and international levels, particularly the publication of atlases of the brain.
Professor Paxinos is the president of the Australian Neuroscience Society, an Australian Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), a member of the Federal Academy of Social Sciences of Australia (FASSA), and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA).
More recently in 2012, he was elected into the prestigious Athens Academy in the Positive Sciences category.