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13:00 - 14:00 7 December 2012

Myelin development and disease

Location

Gilliatt Lecture Theatre | Institute of Neurology (link Map)
Queen Square House | Queen Square | London | WC1N 3BG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker information: Dr David Rowitch MD PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California San Francisco. Host: Bill Richardson, UCL Institute of Neurology. The seminar will cover a line of investigation starting with fundamental neural developmental biology and work in disease models leading to a logical framework for investigation and therapy for human myelin disorders including cell-based therapy for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease. Preliminary results of a clinical trial will be discussed. The talk will be geared towards both basic and clinical scientists. David Rowitch is best known for his co-discovery in 2000-2002 of the master transcriptional regulators of the oligodendrocyte lineage - the Olig genes. He became a Howard Hughes Investigator in 2007.


Contact

Charlotte Burt
Please email | c.burt@ucl.ac.uk