Professor Perry Bartlett

FAA - Scientific Chair

Professor Perry Bartlett, FAA - Scientific Chair
Prof. Perry Bartlett, FAA

University of Queensland Appointments

  • Foundation Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, 2002-
  • Inaugural Director, Queensland Brain Institute, 2003-2015

Professional Services

  • Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia, Research Committee Member, 1993-
  • SpinalCure Australia, Director and Chair, Scientific Panel, 1995-
  • National Neuroscience Consultative Taskforce, Member, 2004 – 2005
  • Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) Transforming Learning and the Transmission of Knowledge Expert Working Group (EWG) Member, 2009 – 2010
  • Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland, Scientific Advisory Board Member, 2008-
  • Queensland Regional Group of the Australian Academy of Science, Chairman, 2009-
  • Research Australia Limited, Member, Board of Directors, 2010-
  • NHMRC Academy, Member, 2011-

Professor Perry Bartlett has been responsible for a series of ground-breaking discoveries in neuroscience, which have often overturned existing dogma and led to a new understanding, particularly in the areas of neuronal precursor regulation and neuron survival in the developing and adult nervous system. Most prominent amongst these, was his laboratory’s discovery in 1992 of the presence of stem cells in the adult brain that had the capacity to produce new neurons. His group was first to isolate and characterise these stem cells in 2001 and more recently revealed the presence of a latent hippocampal stem cell population that influences learning and memory.

He is the inaugural Director of the Queensland Brain Institute and holds the Foundation Chair in Molecular Neuroscience at The University of Queensland. Previously he was Head of the Division of Development and Neurobiology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), a past NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and ARC Federation Fellow, and a past President of the Australian Neuroscience Society.

He has championed interactions with China establishing three joint neuroscience laboratories in China, two with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and one with the Second Military Medical University, where he also holds an Honorary Professorship. He has published 230 papers, many of which have appeared in the most influential journals and have attracted over 11,500 citations. He has an h-index of 55.