The Systems Group is a team of neuroscientists, engineers and psychiatrists, who study brain networks in people with mental and neurological disorders, and apply the knowledge gained to engineer improved therapies. Our diverse and interdisciplinary team is based across the Departments of Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. The team’s key areas of expertise include clinical neuroimaging, network neuroscience and computational modelling, complex systems, bioinformatics and brain stimulation, particularly in the application of these techniques to the study and treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia.
Our team has developed widely used tools to study brain networks and we are committed to training researchers in their use. We host the Australian Connectomics School and our group has contributed expertise and data to numerous international neuroimaging initiatives.
Interested in joining? We welcome applications from graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and visitors. Enquiries should include a brief cover letter and CV.
- A/Prof Andrew Zalesky, Principal Researcher
- Dr Maria Di Biase, Researcher
- Dr Vanessa Cropley, Senior Researcher
- Dr Robin Cash, Researcher, (School of Engineering)
- Dr Jinglei Lv, Researcher (Honorary)
- Dr Caio Seguin, Posdoctoral Fellow
- Dr Ye Tian, Postdoctoral Fellow
The group's research is primarily funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Many researchers in the group are supported by prestigious research fellowships.
This research project is available to PhD students, Post Doctor Researchers to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.
TOP 5 publications
Tian Y, Margulies D, Breakspear M, Zalesky A. Topographic organization of the human subcortex unveiled with functional connectivity gradients. Nature Neuroscience. 2020; in press. PubMed
Li A, Zalesky A, et al. A neuorimaging biomarker of striatal dysfunction in schizophrenia. Nature Medicine. 2020; 26:558-565. PubMed
Seguin C, Razi A, Zalesky A. Inferring neural signalling directionality from undirected structural connectomes. Nature Communications. 2019; 10(1):4289. PubMed
Fornito A, Zalesky A, Bullmore E. Fundamentals of Brain Network Analysis. Elseiver. 2016. PubMed
Fornito A, Zalesky A, Breakspear M. The connectomics of brain disorders. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 2015; 16(3):159-172. PubMed
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