Go on a journey through the genetics of Parkinson’s

Join us for the Gretschen Amphlet Research Memorial Lecture

Dr Patrick Lewis of University College London and Dr Flaviano Giorgini of the University of Leicester, will discuss how their work on genetics is helping us develop treatments for Parkinson’s.

When: Wednesday 17 April 2013
Where: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, CB3 0DG

The last ten years have seen a revolution in our understanding of genetics, demonstrated by the truly monumental sequencing of the human genome. In turn, this has had a massive impact on the way in which we approach the research of human conditions – including Parkinson’s.

We now know that there are many genes that are linked to Parkinson’s, and much of the research into this condition over the past decade has attempted to bridge the gap between identifying these genes and figuring out why they cause nerve cells to die.

We will take you on a journey through the genetics of Parkinson’s. We'll talk about how we as scientists are using genetics to learn about the causes of the condition – providing us with new potential targets in the hunt for better treatments.

Places are free but must be booked in advance by calling 020 7963 9309 or by emailing [email protected] with your name and contact details.

Would it be possible for this lecture be made available to download or put on YouTube as many American Universities do?