Event Details

Thursday, 18 August 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Level 7 Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Miss Rachael Kelly
334 66413
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

Full Description:
Speaker: Peter Goodenough

Title: What causes MND?

About the speaker:
Ammar Al-Chalabi is Professor of Neurology and Complex Disease Genetics at King’s College London, and a consultant neurologist at King’s College Hospital, London, UK. He is Director of the King’s MND Care and Research Centre, an MND Association endorsed centre of excellence, combining a world class multi-professional specialist MND clinic and a research team of international standing. He was awarded the prestigious Sheila Essey Award in ALS from the American Academy of Neurology this year. His research focusses on understanding the causes of MND and how they relate to the different ways that MND affects people. His research team have identified or helped identify most of the known gene variations involved in MND, recently completing the largest ever genetic study of the condition. He now co-leads the international Project MinE consortium, aiming to completely sequence the entire genomes of 15,000 people with MND. He also leads a European consortium, STRENGTH, using genetics, population registers and environmental questionnaires to identify subtypes of MND.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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