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SEMINAR: “New insights into Diabetes and other complex diseases from developing genetic technologies”

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Grant Morahan is the inaugural Diabetes Research Foundation Professor and Professor of Systems Genetics at the University of Western Australia, and the Director of the Centre for Diabetes Research at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research. Before coming to WA, he was at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research for many years, where he led a research team working on the genetics of complex diseases and researching immunological tolerance.

Professor Morahan is a member of the Steering Committee of the international Type I Diabetes Genetics Consortium; was the founding President of the Immunology Group of Victoria and State Councilor of the Australasian Society for Immunology; Principal Investigator of the Asia-Pacific Type I Diabetes Genetics Network; a member of the worldwide Faculty of 1000; a founding member of the Complex Trait Consortium; a member of several Editorial Boards; and has established two biotechnology companies, Geniad and GordianTec.

His research has included genetics of type 1 diabetes in humans and in animal models; genetics of asthma, obesity, neurological diseases and malaria; characterization of mechanisms of immune tolerance; and production of monoclonal antibodies. His work has resulted in the publication of over 150 scientific papers, including publications in Nature, Science, PNAS, Lancet, Nature Genetics, etc.

In this seminar, he will introduce two world-leading technologies: methods for identifying subtypes of complex diseases, ranging from type 1 diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, to melanoma and other cancers; and “The Gene Mine”, a resource that could accelerate genetic research and provide new animal models of disease. These technologies are available to WA researchers interested in new collaborations.
Speaker(s) Professor Grant Morahan
Location Bruce Hunt Lecture Theatre, Level 2 South Block, Royal Perth Hospital (Enter South Block directly from Wellington Street, at street level, and the theatre is on your immediate right.)
Contact Fiona Mackenzie <[email protected]> : 93463838
URL https://www.waimr.uwa.edu.au
Start Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:00
End Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:00
Submitted by Fiona Mackenzie <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:30
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