Scientia Professor George Paxinos FAA FASSA AO launched his new book The Brain Atlas at Parliament House on Tuesday while in Canberra to take part in Brains on the Hill – a three-day event that brings brain science and parliamentarians together.
Showcasing Australia’s most cutting-edge neurotechnologies, Brains on the Hill provides Parliamentarians with an opportunity to meet Australian brain scientists, learn about the latest advancements in brain research, and explore the future of next-generation Australian neuro-technologies.
Paxinos, who is the president of Neuroscience Research Australia Institute has spearheaded research on neurology and neuropathy contributing significantly towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. He has received numerous awards for his studies and has previously published 38 books on human and animal brain structure.
One of Paxinos’ earlier books, The rat brain in stereotaxic coordinates, is ranked 10th in the list of world’s 50 most popular scientific works.
Paxinos is also a member of the Australian Academy of Science, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia as well as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for Service to Neuroscience.
He often visits Greece, where he was born and raised and even though he calls Sydney home, he remains a Honourary Professor of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, a member of the Academy of Athens and he is the Honourary President of the Phychology School of City Unity College of Athens and editor of several international scientific reviews and magazines.