Genetics in Neurodegenerative Disorders Symposium

This research and clinically focussed event promises to offer a broad overview of current issues in genetics in neurodegenerative disorders, and should be of interest to a wide range of clinicians, researchers and scientists in the neurosciences.

Ticketing has been reopened!

Register now via this Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/2Y3CJjz

Please contact Dr Dhamidhu Eratne (deratne@unimelb.edu.au) if you have any queries.

Programme and Speakers:

Monday 12 August, 1400-1730
Venue TBC at MCRI/RCH – trying to get larger venue

1400-1500 Glenda Halliday (confirmed) – opening plenary – “Overview of neurodegenerative genetics and why NGS is needed”

1500-1520 (15min + 5min for questions) Dhamidhu Eratne (confirmed) – “WES, What is it Good for (in Neurodegenerative Disorders)? Updates from the Melbourne Genomics Complex Neurology Flagship” 

1520-1540 (15min + 5min for questions) Martin Delatycki and David Szmulewicz (confirmed) – “Genetic ataxia- what is the latest about aetiology and treatment?”

1540-1600Coffee break

1600-1620 (15min + 5min for questions) Aamira Huq (confirmed) – “The Paradox of the Young Demented and the Old Resilient – Can Genetics Explain?”

1620-1640 (15min + 5min for questions) Melanie Bahlo (confirmed) – “Repeat Expansion Detection from NGS Data for Neurodegenerative Disorders”

1640-1700 (15min + 5min for questions) Sam Berkovic (confirmed) – “Genetics in Epilepsy”

1700-1730 (20-25 + 5-10min for questions) Steve Petrou (confirmed) – “The Promise of Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy in Neurogenetic Disorders”

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