11 February 2011
6pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road
Cost: Free. No booking required
Contact info: For further information please phone (09) 520 6414.
Centre for Brain Research public lecture by Professor Anne Young, MD, PhD, Freemasons Distinguished Guest, Head of the Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA.
Professor Anne Young is a leading world authority on neurodegenerative diseases, and for the past 20 years has headed the Department of Neurology at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and is the Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical school. She was a key member of the team that initially mapped the location of the gene for Huntington’s disease. Young’s primary specialty is movement disorders and diseases such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s.
Her talk will focus on neurodegenerative diseases and how aging, genetics and environment all contribute to the underlying process. Common experimental approaches are being used to examine the underlying causes of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. These new approaches give hope for the development of effective therapies for these devastating diseases in the future.
$5 parking in Owen G Glenn Building. Disabled parking by lifts. Easy access on all floors.