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Genetic analysis of neurodegenerative disease

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research Post-Doc society proudly presents...

Professor John Hardy FRS, from the Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies, University College London discussing "Genetic analysis of neurodegenerative disease".

Wednesday 30th September 2009, 4 - 5pm, Sackler Lecture Theatre, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Addenbrooke's Hospital. For a map of the Addenbrook's Site please click here. The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research is in block eight. Please present your University of Cambridge card at the reception desk for entry.

Professor John Hardy is a world-renowned geneticist and has devoted his career to studying the genetics and molecular pathogenesis of neurological disease. With over 23,000 citations, he is the most cited Alzheimer’s disease researcher in the UK (5th internationally) and in recognition of his achievements was recently elected a fellow of the Royal Society.

He was the first to identify a mutation in the gene encoding the β-amyloid precursor protein in families with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and has also identified α-synuclein gene duplications as a cause of Parkinson's disease. Professor Hardy is the author of over 350 articles and a recipient of numerous awards including the Met Life Prize, the Allied Signal Prize, the Potamkin Prize and the Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation award.

This seminar was kindly sponsored by The Biochemical Society.

To download the flyer for this event please click here.

Posted on 21/08/2009

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