Professor Seong-Seng Tan, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, VIC
Seong-Seng Tan is Professor of Neuroscience at the Melbourne Brain Centre, Florey Institute of Neuroscience, University of Melbourne. He is NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and leads a group of 15 scientists. Professor Tan studies how brain defence mechanisms keep neurons alive after injury and ischaemia, and is also interested to discover how neurons are assembled and wired together during development.
He obtained his DPhil in Neuroscience from Oxford University in 1987 and was postdoc with Nobel Laureate Gerald Edelman at Rockefeller University, New York. In 1997, he won the Amgen Australia Medal for medical research. He has published over 100 scientific papers including papers in Nature, Nature Genetics, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, and Neuron. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Experimental Neurology (USA) and Journal of Anatomy, and was Editorial Board member of the Journal of Neuroscience (USA).