The Launch of the Centre for Personalised Immunology

Date & time

5.30–7pm 28 April 2014

Location

The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU

Contacts

 Dr Madeleine Nicol
 02 61 2 6125 2577

The launch of the new Centre for Personalised Immunology and JCSMR Director’s ‘Health through Discovery’ Public Lecture: Personalised Medicine: What is it and how do we achieve it?

Speakers: Professor Carola Vinuesa, Centre for Personalised Immunology and Head, Department of Pathogens and Immunity, JCSMR, ANU andProfessor Matthew Cook, Centre for Personalised Immunology, JCSMR, ANU and Director of Immunology, The Canberra Hospital.

In the first decade of the 21st century, enormous progress was made in deciphering the human genetic code. In the second decade, it is becoming feasible to apply this information in the clinic because of major technical advances. Understanding how changes in the genetic code cause human diseases remains a significant challenge, but once this information can be applied to guide diagnosis and therapy, we will have entered the era of personalised medicine. In this lecture, we will discuss how the new Centre for Personalised Immunology will combine discovery and diagnosis, to take on the challenge of understanding human immune disease, and help us realise the promise of personalised medicine.

The launch of the new Centre for Personalised Immunology will take place at 5.30pm followed by light refreshments in the foyer. The lecture will commence at 6pm.

RSVP to: E madeleine.nicol@anu.edu.au T 02 6125 2577This lecture is free and open to the public.

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