EVENT POSTPONED: It is with regret that we have decided to postpone our remaining Brain Awareness Month events due to the continuing outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. All our remaining events throughout March and April are currently postponed until further notice.
We know that many people were looking forward to these presentations from researchers that the Neurological Foundation has been able to fund through the donations of so many of our supporters. We hope to be able to advise of plans for new events in the near future.
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Professor Bronwen Connor will discuss her pathway to a career in neuroscience and highlight some of her pre-eminent research with focus on her current research in cell reprogramming. This cutting-edge technology will enable her team to identify and test new drugs as well as use a patient’s own reprogrammed brain cells for replacement therapy.
About the speaker
Bronwen Connor is a Professor in Pharmacology and head of the Neural Reprogramming and Repair Lab at the University of Auckland. She was awarded the first Neurological Foundation of NZ Wrightson Fellowship to undertake a Post-Doctoral position at North western University in Chicago, USA. There she undertook ground-breaking research demonstrating the potential use of gene therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Bronwen returned to an academic position at the University of Auckland, Department of Pharmacology in 2000. Over the last 20 years she has worked on several strategies for the treatment of neurological disorders which has been supported by funding from the Neurological Foundation. In 2018 Professor Bronwen Connor was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to the treatment of neurological disease.
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Limited parking is available at the Holiday Inn Rotorua. Additional parking can be located on the street surrounding the venue.
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