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HMRI Seminar Series - A novel approach to neurodegeneration

March 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Baroness Susan Greenfield: 'A novel approach to neurodegeneration'

By special invitation of Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen, the first 2017 HMRI Seminar Series features renowned British research scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords, Baroness Susan Greenfield.


There is still no effective treatment for neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease: this talk will feature an alternative explanation for the neurodegenerative process, that accounts for previously unexplained facts, such as the characteristic cell selectivity and frequent co-pathology with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. 

The Seminar begins at 11:00am, and will be followed by lunch in the Haggarty Breakout Space.

Baroness Susan Greenfield

Baroness Susan Greenfield is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and has currently co-founded a biotech company developing a novel approach to neurodegenerative disorders (Neuro-Bio Ltd). She heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. In addition, Susan has published a wide range of  books on the Mind and the Brain, she appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector.

Susan was awarded the Australian Medical Research Society Medal in 2010. In 2012, Susan was selected to serve as the Parliamentary Patron of the Westminster Higher Education Forum, alongside of continuing to be a Parliamentary Patron of the Westminster Education Forum. For the past 3 years, Susan has been visiting Professor at Melbourne University Medical School.

The HMRI Seminar Series is a free monthly event to encourage education and access to high-level national and international research leaders. All researchers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Caves Lecture Theatre
Level 4 HMRI Building
Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton NSW 2305