Neurodegenerative diseases uncovered

Posted by uatemp13 at Oct 02, 2012 02:45 PM |
The Frank May public lecture on 3 October will discuss potential opportunities for treating these devastating disorders

The Frank May Prize Lecture 2012 will be delivered by Professor Giovanna Mallucci, the Programme Leader at the MRC Toxicology Unit and Honorary Professor in the Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Leicester.

She will be discussing her own and her colleagues research into the ‘window of opportunity’ in preventing the loss of brain function in a range of incurable neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases as well as rarer disorders. Professor Mallucci highlights the importance of such research both clinically and economically due to their being no effective treatments worldwide.

The ‘Degenerating Brains: from Molecules to Medicines’ lecture –takes place on Wednesday 3 October at 5.30pm in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building.

The lecture is free and open to all.  Please confirm your attendance by getting in contact with Danielle Benyon-Payne via telephone 0116 252 2962 or email dmrbp1@le.ac.uk.