Edinburgh Neuroscience Christmas Lecture 2017 (open to the public)

Edinburgh Neuroscience Christmas Lecture 2017 (open to the public)

 

Logo for the event - brain outline
Understanding Disorders of the Developing Brain in the 21st Century
December 13, 2017
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh

Please join us for the 12th annual Edinburgh Neuroscience Christmas Public Lecture:

Understanding Disorders of the Developing Brain in the 21st Century

with Peter Kind, Professor of Developmental Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities affect 1-2% of our population yet we still have no rational therapeutic intervention to help affected individuals. Despite the current lack of medicines, novel technologies in the fields of genetics, imaging and preclinical models make the future look bright for discovering the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying severe forms of these conditions.

In this Christmas lecture, I will examine the current state of research into Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities and examine the potential impact of novel technologies on our ability to translate discovery-based brain sciences into real clinical impact.

In particular, I will highlight how fundamental and clinical researchers within the Patrick Wild Centre, the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain and the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine more broadly are teaming up to develop novel approaches to provide a sea change in how we understand and treat these brain disorders.

Professor Peter Kind is the Director of the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain & The Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities at the University of Edinburgh. For the Past 4 years He has also been Director of the Centre for Brain Development and Repair at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, India. Peter has worked in Edinburgh for 18 years.

Tickets are free but need to be reserved.

This lecture will be followed, at 7pm, by a mulled wine reception in the Anatomical Museum, with poster presentations highlighting the research undertaken in the Patrick Wild Centre and the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain.