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Florey Daytime Lectures


All lectures are held at the Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, from 11.00 - 12.15.

Cost and Bookings
Free but booking essential via the buttons below.
Getting there
Reasonably priced parking, including many disability spaces, is available under the Kenneth Myer Building with lift access to the auditorium.  Bring some gold coins for the ticketing machine.
Public transport
Take tram 19 on Elizabeth Street, heading away from the city to stop 11, Melbourne University. Cross the road to the Kenneth Myer Building. Look for the Dr Dax cafe sign and you'll know you're there.


Tuesday, 14th November
Genetics and our Future Health
Associate Prof Justin Rubio
What are genes? How do they work? How might gene therapy help to treat or even prevent disease in the future?
Dr Justin Rubio will present a lecture about genes and the dynamic impact that gene research may have on our health. Justin's primary focus is MS the most common neurodegenerative disease in young adults, affecting over 20,000 people in Australia.
Under Justin's supervision the neurogenetics lab aims to characterise the role of genes in human brain diseases to improve biological and mechanistic understanding, thus facilitating the development of better therapies. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a major area of research focus, with current work focussing on the role of genomic mutation in brain cells on disease development and progression.
Bookings open 1st May