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MRW11: The Interface between Neuroscience, Immunology and Well being Event

Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Date:
2 February 2011
Venue:
Turner Sims

Event details

Professor Hugh Perry, Professor of Experimental Neuropathology in the School of Biological Sciences, will give a keynote lecture addressing interdisciplinary research that brings together neuroscience, immunology and psychology to address and develop an understanding of, and new approaches to, the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Professor Hugh Perry, Professor of Experimental Neuropathology in the School of Biological Sciences, will give a keynote lecture addressing interdisciplinary research that brings together neuroscience, immunology and psychology to address and develop an understanding of, and new approaches to, the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

"The increasing prevalence of degenerative diseases of the brain in our ageing population imposes an enormous societal and economic burden which increases year on year. We need to understand the factors that are risks for these diseases and the factors that drive disease progression: these goals will likely be achieved by scientists working together across traditional boundaries. In Southampton we have investigated how components of the immune system signal to the brain and contribute to disease symptoms and progression in dementia. Our findings offer a route to delaying disease progression and improving the quality of life of persons suffering from chronic neurodegenerative disease."

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Philip Nelson will introduce Professor Perry and a Q & A session will follow the lecture.

Food and refreshments will be available from 4pm.

All members of the extended University of Southampton community are welcome to attend.

This event is part of Multidisciplinary Research Week which is happening here at the University of Southampton from Monday, January 31 to Friday, February 4, 2011.

The programme brochure can be downloaded here: BROCHURE AS PDF

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