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What's behind the rise in Autism - what role does the environment play?

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The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building

30 Royal Pde

Parkville, VICTORIA 3052

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Join Dr Wah Chin Boon to discover the external factors which may be related to the increase in autism diagnoses across Australia.

Dr Wah Chin Boon is Head of the Steroid Neurobiology Laboratory here at The Florey.

Researchers in the Steroid Neurobiology Laboratory aim to understand the molecular cause of autism and to discover therapeutic interventions. This could be achieved by understanding the neural circuit involved in social interaction and communication. Our team utilise transgenic mice, behavioural studies, immunohistological techniques, epigenetics and molecular biology.


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Your support is vital in helping to uncover the secrets of our minds. If you'd like to make a contribution to our research please visit our website.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Tram 19, Stop 11 heading away from the city to the Kenneth Myer Building (opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital). Look for the Dr Dax café sign and you’ll know you’re there.

Reasonably priced parking (including many disabled spaces) is available under the building with easy access to the auditorium.

Important note: Grattan Street will be closing down to traffic from Feb 19 so if you are attending by car please allow an extra 15 minutes to travel.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Tel: 1800 063 693

Email: info@florey.edu.au

Lectures are recorded and available at florey.edu.au a few days after each event.

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Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building

30 Royal Pde

Parkville, VICTORIA 3052

Australia

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