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18:00 - 21:00 13 March 2013

Degenerating brains: new research into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Motor Neuron Disease


Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

You are invited to an evening exploring the very latest in cutting edge research into neurodegenerative diseases. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, scientists investigating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Motor Neuron disease will explain how our understanding of these disorders is changing in the light of new discoveries in genetics and cell biology, and how these discoveries impact on developing new drugs for these diseases.

18.00 Welcome and introduction

18.10 Lectures commence

• Professor John Hardy (UCL) "Genetics and brain disease" • Professor Chris Shaw (KCL) "Mapping the molecules of motor neuron disease" • Professor David Rubinsztein (Cambridge) "How can we remove toxic proteins that cause brain diseases?"

19.30 Panel discussion

20.00 Conclusion

The lectures will be followed by a reception in the cloisters.


Patrick Lewis
patrick.lewis@ucl.ac.uk |