Dr Nicholas Price, Department of Physiology, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
As an undergraduate, Nic completed degrees in Electronic engineering and Physiology at the University of Western Australia. From his exposure to the combination of control theory and information theory in engineering and sensory neuroscience in physiology, he became interested in understanding how sensory information from the environment is represented in the brain and how sensory perception could arise from the co-ordinated activity of populations of neurons. After completing his PhD in 2006 with Professor Michael Ibbotson at the Australian National University, Nic worked as a postdoc with Professor Richard Born at Harvard Medical School until 2009. At the start of 2010, Nic returned to Australia as a Lecturer at Monash University.