Yulgilbar Alzheimer’s Research Program – Best and Brightest Talks
Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre
Kenneth Myer Building
Royal Parade, Parkville
Alzheimer’s disease is a major – and growing – problem affecting our ageing society. It also is one of Australia’s research strengths.
The Yulgilbar Alzheimer’s charity’s Best and Brightest Talks will highlight the innovative research taking place. Talks will showcase experiments with ‘mini-brains’ and their structural changes from Alzheimer’s, how retinal imaging may screen for Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms appear, and how ultrasound might help to prevent the buildup of plaques in the brain.
At 4:00, Professor Colin Masters will describe the latest research advances towards treatment. This presentation is particularly recommended for those hoping to do a PhD in neuroscience.
Please note that this symposium will include scientific talks delivered in academic language.
Professor Colin Masters,
Professor Michael Parker, Deputy Director
Professor Michael Parker
St Vincent’s Institute
Professor Michael Parker is Depty Director of St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne where he heads its Structural Biology Laboratory and the ACRF Rational Drug Discovery Centre. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and a Professorial Fellow at the Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bio21 Institute, Melbourne University.
Dr Rebecca Nisbett,
Dr Peter van Wijngaarden, Principal Investigator – Diabetic Retinopathy & Neuroglial Interactions, Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA)