14 August 2012
Venue: Room 501.505, Level 5, Building 501, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Grafton Campus
Contact info: Robyn McDonald
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology seminar by Professor Lynnette Ferguson.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease, which is proving an archetypal example of genetic susceptibility. While only as recently as 2006, around 9-10 chromosomal regions were thought to be involved in disease susceptibility, the advent of genome-wide association studies and large international collaborations has led to a recent analysis showing 163 genes of importance. Association of these genes to pathways has emphasised the key role of bacteria in this disease. Current and future experiments in response to this will be described.