During this event Professor Maurice Curtis will be discussing his work on the olfactory system and bulb, and the significant role it plays in neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. He’ll also be touching on the significant moments throughout his career which includes receiving the Wrightson Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Neurological Foundation.
Professor Maurice Curtis started his career in 1999 as he embarked on a master’s degree looking for new brain cells in brains affected by neurodegenerative disorders. In 2000 he was then awarded the Miller Postgraduate Scholarship from the Neurological Foundation to fund his PhD studies in investigating the human brain affected by Huntington’s disease. For this research during his PhD studies, he was awarded the University of Auckland Best Doctoral Thesis Award. From there he was then awarded the Wrightson Postdoctoral Fellowship to work in Sweden to continue his understanding of neurogenesis in humans. During his fellowship he started his ground-breaking work on the Olfactory System and in 2007 he was published, alongside his Swedish mentor, Professor Peter Eriksson, in the world-leading journal, Science. The success of his Wrightson Fellowship helped him secure a job at the University of Auckland as a lecturer in the Department of Anatomy with Radiology.
He is now a professor, head of the Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, and Deputy Director of the Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank.
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Information about the event!
Date: 16 June 2021
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland Domain, Parnell
The presentation will begin at 6.30 pm although you’re more than welcome to join us anytime after 6.00 pm. After the presentation there will be some time to speak with Professor Maurice Curtis, and drinks and nibbles will be served.