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Florey 2017 Daytime Lectures - motor neurone disease: the chase for a cure

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The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

30 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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Dr Bradley Turner

Neurodegenerative diseases have a devastating impact on quality of life and impose a tremendous burden on the health care system. Among neurodegenerative conditions, motor neurodegenerative diseases are the among the most rapidly fatal, with increasing disability and death within 2-3 years from symptom onset.

Dr Bradley Turner's laboratory is primarily focused on understanding the molecular basis of motor neuron disease (MND), also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). They are also interested in other motor neurodegenerative disorders, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and spinal bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), more commonly known as Kennedy's disease.

In this lecture Dr Turner will present the latest information on the chase for a cure to this devastating disease, from immune-inspired treatments to gene therapies.

The lecture will begin promptly at 11am and finish at approximately 12.15pm including question time.


Getting here

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.

Public transport

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.

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