Brain Awareness Month 2020: Blenheim
Brain Awareness Month 2020: Blenheim

Join us in Blenheim to learn more about the wonders and marvels of the brain during Brain Awareness Month, featuring guest speaker Dr Melanie McConnell.

Mix & Mingle: 5.30 – 6.30pm 
Seating begins: 6.00pm 
Presentation starts: 6.30pm 

ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Mayfield, Blenheim
Brain Awareness Month 2020: Blenheim
17:30 PM
Thursday, 05 March 2020
Register now
Brain Awareness Month 2020: Blenheim
Brain Awareness Month 2020: BlenheimASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Mayfield, Blenheim Brain Awareness Month 2020: Blenheim17:30 PM Thursday, 05 March 2020 Register now
Brain Awareness Month 2020: Blenheim

Dr Melanie McConnell will be presenting on her research conducted at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. The primary focus of Dr McConnell's research is to investigate and understand how cancer cells survive stress and apply this knowledge to the development of more effective cancer therapies. Her primary focus of research revolves around a specific type of brain cancer called Glioblastoma. 

 

About the speaker

Dr Melanie McConnell was born in Wellington and grew up on the Kapiti Coast. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in virology at Otago University, then focused on her PhD studying childhood kidney cancer. Dr McConnell then moved to New York City, where her research centred on leukaemia and then returned to New Zealand on a repatriation grant from the Neurological Foundation where she set up a brain cancer stem cell program at the Malaghan Institute in Wellington. Since then her research focuses primarily on studying how brain cancers resist therapy.  

 

Registration is required to attend. Reserve your free ticket today! 

Parking is available at the ASB Theatre Marlborough. 

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