Events

How the Exploding Science of Epigenetics will Transform Our Understanding of Health and Disease and Australia's Participation In It

Summary

A public lecture presented by pioneer in cancer epigenetics, Professor Peter Jones

Start Date

9th Feb 2012 5:30pm

End Date

9th Feb 2012 7:00pm

Venue

Lecture Theatre 1, Medical Science Building 1, Menzies Research Institue Tasmania, 17 Liverpool Street

RSVP / Contact Information

Inquiries: Dr Adele Holloway - E: a.f.holloway@utas.edu.au; T: 03 6226 2670. Please RSVP by Wednesday 8 February to Menzies reception on (03) 6226 7700

The Menzies Research Institute Tasmania in partnership with the Australian Academy of Science, Rudi Lemberg Travel Fellowship, is delighted to present a public lecture by:

Professor Peter A Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc.,
Distinguished Professor of Urology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA.

Professor Jones is a pioneer in the rapidly advancing field of cancer epigenetics and will present the talk: “How the exploding science of epigenetics will transform our understanding of health and disease and Australia's participation in it.”

Professor Jones is Distinguished Professor of Urology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA. He is a pioneer in the rapidly advancing field of epigenetics, and is internationally renowned for his discoveries of the basic mechanisms of epigenetics and the role they play in cancer development. These discoveries include the development of the drug 5-azacytidine which targets the epigenetic code and is now used to treat myelodysplastic syndrome and prevent it from developing into leukaemia.

 

Light refreshments will be available from 5:10pm

Please RSVP by Wednesday 8 February to Menzies reception on (03) 6226 7700.