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Florey 2017 Daytime Lectures - genetics and our future health
Tue. 14 November 2017, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm AEDT
Associate Professor Justin Rubio - Head of the Florey's Neurogenetics Laboratory
What are genes? How do they work? How might gene therapy help to treat or even prevent disease in the future?
Dr Justin Rubio will present a lecture about genes and the dynamic impact that gene research may have on our health. Justin's primary focus is MS the most common neurodegenerative disease in young adults, affecting over 20,000 people in Australia.
Under Justin's supervision the neurogenetics lab aims to characterise the role of genes in human brain diseases to improve biological and mechanistic understanding, thus facilitating the development of better therapies. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a major area of research focus, with current work focussing on the role of genomic mutation in brain cells on disease development and progression.
The lecture will begin promptly at 11am and finish at approximately 12.15pm including question time.
Reasonably priced parking including many disability spaces, is available under the Kenneth Myer Building with lift access to the auditorium. We suggest that you bring some gold coins for the ticketing machine.
Take tram 19 on Elizabeth Street, heading away from the city to stop 11, Melbourne University. Cross the road to the Kenneth Myer Building. Look for the Dr Dax cafe sign and you'll know you're there.