PUBLIC LECTURE: Flights of Imagination in Research: lung science from airways to asbestosis
|Flights of Imagination in Research: lung science from airways to asbestosis
Lung diseases affect one in five people worldwide. They carry a high mortality and have a devastating effect on a normally active lifestyle. Australians, like most people in developed countries, are experiencing an increased incidence of many lung diseases including asthma and smoking related diseases. Most of these diseases are treated inadequately and cannot currently be cured. The lungs are also damaged by exposure to inhaled agents such as asbestos and nanoparticles in the atmosphere. This is a major concern for public health in Western Australia with the incidence of asbestosis and mesothelioma set to peak over the next decade.
Professor Laurent is a leading researcher into the basic mechanisms of lung diseases and will discuss key recent advances in the field of lung research. This will include mechanisms of common lung diseases such as asthma and smoking related diseases as well as rarer diseases such as asbestosis.
This is a free public lecture, no RSVP required.
**By Professor Geoffrey J Laurent PhD, FRCP(Hon), FRCPath, FMedSci and 2011 IAS Professor-at-Large**
University Club Theatre Auditorium, UWA
Institute of Advanced Studies
: 6488 1340
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:00
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:00
Audrey Barton <[email protected]>
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:12
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