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18th Paul Janssen Lecture: Trajectories of brain change in psychosis: 'risk' or 'resilience'?

Denmark Hill Campus, IoPPN Main Building, Wolfson Lecture Theatre (IoPPN)
25/01/2018 (18:00-19:00)
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Speaker: Professor Christos Pantelis

NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow

Foundation Professor of Neuropsychiatry

Scientific Director of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre at The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health

Chair: Professor Anthony David

Vote of Thanks: Professor Ian Everall

Thursday 25th January 2018 at 18.00

A drinks and canapé reception will follow in Robin Murray Lecture Rooms A & B from 19:00

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Professor Christos Pantelis’ Biography

Professor Christos Pantelis is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Foundation Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Scientific Director of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre at The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health. He holds an Honorary Professorial Fellow position at the Florey Institute for Neuroscience & Mental Health and heads the Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit at Sunshine Hospital. He is an Honorary Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Melbourne.

He leads a team of over 60 clinical and research scientists and students that have been undertaking neuroimaging and neuropsychological work in schizophrenia and psychosis, and other psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders since 1993 in Australia. His work has focused on brain structural and functional changes during the transition to psychosis. His group was the first to describe progressive brain structural changes at psychosis onset, with a seminal paper published in The Lancet in 2003.

Professor Christos Pantelis has established a unique resource of over 5,000 multimodal brain scans in patients with schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders, including longitudinal imaging. Recent work focuses on early developmental disorders, including children with schizotypal features and autism.

He was named in the Thomson Reuters list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2014, 2015 and 2016, representing the top 1% of most highly cited scientists in his field. He is on the Editorial Boards of national and international journals, including Associate Editor for Psychological Medicine. 

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