What's up with your brain, scientifically speaking?
Ever wondered how you stay upright? Or whether brain cells can be made in a lab?
Our brain is our most fascinating and complex organ. During this event, you'll hear about the latest discoveries and hope for the future from two of Aotearoa’s most brilliant neuro-researchers:
Making sense of balance: Staying upright against all odds
with Professor Denise Taylor, AUT
Discover the intricate way our senses work together to help us maintain our balance.
Dr Denise Taylor is a Professor of Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Director of the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute. Her interests are in rehabilitation and specifically in balance, bringing new technologies and treatments to people with neurological and vestibular disorders.
Back to the future: The promise of cell reprogramming
with Professor Bronwen Connor
Professor Connor will discuss her work to ‘reprogramme’ human skin cells into brain stem cells, and subsequently mature brain cells, for use in developing new drugs to treat neurological disorders.
Professor Bronwen Connor is a successful neuropharmacologist and in 2018 was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for contribution to the treatment of neurological disease. Her research has been supported by 15 Neurological Foundation grants. She is currently Head of the Neural Reprogramming and Repair Lab at the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland.
This exclusive event will be an opportunity for attendees understand what's really happening with their brains and a chance to find out what's happening in this fascinating area of research and how it applies to us all.
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