Research Excellence Keynote Lecture Series - Associate Professor Tracey Dickson


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


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


HDR Candidates; Business and Industry; Community Members; All Academic Staff; Professional Staff; All Students; Government Representatives

Presented by

Associate Professor Tracey Dickson

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.

Motor Neuron Disease: One step closer, a research journey.

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 Dickson’s group at the 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. A/Prof Dickson’s presentation will reflect on her research journey, the unexpected findings, the challenges and the rewards.

Please RSVP by Tuesday 5th September.

This event will 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 this event via livestream