Emeritus Professor Perry Bartlett is the inaugural Director of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) and holds the Foundation Chair in Molecular Neuroscience at The University of Queensland. Previously he was Head of the Division of Development and Neurobiology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), a past NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and ARC Federation Fellow, and a past President of the Australian Neuroscience Society. He has published more than 260 papers, many of which have appeared in the most influential journals and have attracted over 21,313 citations. He has an H-Index of 78 and holds 21 Patents. His achievements in neuroscience research and neuroscience leadership have been recognised with several recent prestigious awards: The CSL Florey Medal and Prize in 2015, for significant achievements in biomedical science and / or human health advancement, which has been awarded only 7 times since its inception in 1988. The Australian Neuroscience Society Distinguished Achievement Award in 2014 for an outstanding contribution to neuroscience in Australian and New Zealand. Research Australia’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, for promoting medical research. Professor Bartlett’s contributions have also been recognized through a Queensland Greats award in 2016 and the 2017 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year.