The brain’s complexities examined in public lecture

Posted by er134 at Jun 17, 2013 12:50 PM |
University of Leicester scientist will give annual Frank May Prize lecture on Monday 24 June

Professor Ruth Luthi-Carter (pictured), from the Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology will examine what happens in the brain during neurodegenerative illnesses such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers in the Frank May Prize Lecture 2013 on Monday 24 June.

The disease-affected brain does not always behave as expected but often instructs us about the nervous system’s unique and fascinating molecular features.

In the lecture, ‘Mind the brain! The sometimes unexpected lessons learned from studying the nervous system in sickness and health’, Professor Luthi-Carter will look at how research conducted can be used to help towards repairing human neurological conditions.

This year’s Frank May Lecture will take place on Monday 24 June at 5.30pm in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Welcome Building, Lancaster Road. The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be followed by a drinks reception in the foyer.