There are no treatments or cures for Motor Neuron Disease, and most people with the illness die three to five years after diagnosis.

For the past 10 years Associate Professor Tracey Dickson’s group at the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research has been investigating the fundamental mechanisms of this devastating disease, trying to unravel the causes and determine where it begins.

In the next three years they will be using this knowledge to perform critical research to determine whether they can repurpose an existing drug for the treatment of MND. This work takes them one more step along the translation pipeline from the bench to the bedside – in this case from the laboratory to the clinic. Associate Professor Dickson’s presentation will reflect on her research journey, the unexpected findings, the challenges and the rewards.

Please join us for a keynote lecture from the University of Tasmania's Associate Professor Tracey Dickson, Associate Director Research and Head Neurodegenerative Disease and Brain Trauma Theme, Menzies Institute for Medical Research.

When: 6th Sep 2017 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Where: Video-conferenced to Cradle Coast, Newnham, Sandy Bay and Rozelle, delivered live from Lecture Theatre 2, MS2, Medical Science Precinct, 17 Liverpool St, Hobart.

This event will also be video-conferenced to the following venues:

Cradle Coast - CC.B159 Video Conference Room
Sandy Bay - SB.AR15.L04.473 - SB.Centen473.Video Conference Room
Newnham - NH.BF24.L00.023 - NH.A023 Video Conference Room
Rozelle - RZ.RZ02.L01.022 - Immersive Video Conference Suite

Watch via our Livestream.

Please RSVP by Tuesday 5th September.

Celebrating our research excellence. Envisioning our research future.

About Associate Professor Tracey Dickson

Associate Professor Dickson has a PhD in Neuroscience and is the Deputy Director and Leader of the Neurodegenerative disease Trauma theme at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. She has an excellent track record, national and international reputation, and over 15 years experience in the fields of neurodegenerative disease research, particularly MND. She has extensive expertise in performing and analysing multiple label immunohistochemistry in human and transgenic tissue to provide insight into disease mechanism and has advanced primary culture and microscopy skills. She has a track record of successfully leading large scale collaborative research projects.

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