A to Z of microcephaly : from genome instability to innate immunity and cancer therapeutics
28 February 2019
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hosted by Genetics Otago
Guest Lecture by Professor Andrew Jackson "A to Z of Microcephaly: from genome instability to innate immunity and cancer therapeutics"
Professor Andrew Jackson is a Programme Leader at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh. He is also an honorary consultant in Clinical Genetics, and was elected as a member of EMBO in 2013, and as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014. From a starting point of rare genetic disorders, particularly microcephaly (reduced brain size), his research goal is to provide new insights into basic biological processes. Andrew has made seminal discoveries which further our understanding of the cellular pathways and systems required for human development, with numerous publications in Cell, Nature and Nature Genetics.
Andrew will be sharing the story of how genetic discoveries underlying a rare brain disorder have uncovered a significant and previously unappreciated source of genomic lesions, with consequences as wide-ranging as innate immunity and cancer.
Details: 5:30 - 7:00 pm 28th February 2019, Barnett Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Hospital (the lecture is to begin at 6:00pm preceeded by drinks and nibbles).