Richard Faull 2008 Rutherford Lecture Nelson and Timaru

Neurological Foundation

Professor Richard Faull will hold talks in Timaru on Thursday September 11 and in Nelson on Friday September 12

Professor Richard Faull ONZM FRSNZ
Rutherford Medallist 2007


The Marvels of the Human Brain

The human brain is the most complex and marvellous organ in the human body. Recent reserach has shown that the adult human brain contains stem cells tha can make new brain cells in adult life. Professor Faull will discuss the implications of these exciting findings for all of us and for the future treatment of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and stroke.

Auditorium, Mountainview High School
Pages Rd
Thursday, 11 September, 6:30pm
Free admission

School Hall, Nelson College (Boys)
67 Waimea Rd
Friday, 12 September
Free admission

Contact: Cecilia Pascoe
Community Relations Manager
Tel: 03 377 7252 or 027 433 1015

About the speaker

Professor Richard Faull is a leading international expert on the human brain. His contributions to neuroscience were recognised by the University of Auckland in 1993 by the award of a Personal Chair in Anatomy. In 2002 he was awarded the Inaugural Peter Gluckman Medal and Distinguished Faculty International Lecturer at the University of Auckland. In 2005 he was awarded the Liley Medal by the Health Research Council and in 2007 New Zealand’s top science honour, the Rutherford Medal, which is administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand on behalf of the New Zealand Government. Professor Faull is also the Director of the Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank.