Postponed until 2014.
Hijacking cancer cell survival pathways to keep neurons alive after brain injury and its potential use for treatment
Professor Seong-Seng Tan, Division Head, Brain Development Regeneration, Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, The University of Melbourne.
Seong-Seng Tan obtained his DPhil in Neuroscience from Oxford and worked with Nobel Laureate Gerald Edelman at Rockefeller University, New York before returning to Australia in 1990. He is currently Professor of Neuroscience at the Melbourne Brain Centre, University of Melbourne. He is NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and leads a team of 15 scientists working at Florey Neurosciences Institute, University of Melbourne. Professor Tan studies how neurons are assembled together during development of the brain, and is interested in understanding how the brain defends itself against cell death following injury .
He has served on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Neuroscience, Experimental Neurology and Journal of Anatomy. For his work on neuron migration during brain development, Professor Tan was awarded the Amgen Australia Award for excellence in medical research in 1997.