What causes asthma? Genes, infections, and therapeutic choices


What causes asthma? Genes, infections, and therapeutic choices

November 8, 2017

Harry Perkins Institute, 6 Verdun Street, Nedlands

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Visiting Speaker

“What causes asthma? Genes, infections, and therapeutic choices”

12.30pm – lunch
1.00pm – 2.00pm – presentation

Details

Prof William Cookson
Head of Respiratory Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute
Imperial College London

William Cookson is Professor of Genomic Medicine at Imperial College London and Head of Respiratory Sciences for the College. He is Head of the Asmarley Centre for Genomic Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute. He won a Joint Welcome Senior Investigator Award with Professor Miriam Moffatt in 2011 and was elected to the College of NIHR Senior Investigators in 2013.

After completing his studies at UWA, Professor Cookson initially trained as a respiratory physician, before receiving a D.Phil. in human genetics at Oxford in 1994. He was a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford between 1998 and 2004. Over the past twenty-five years, he and Miriam Moffatt have developed a successful research group devoted to understanding the genetic causes of asthma.

Venue

McCusker Auditorium
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
QEII Medical Centre, 6 Verdun Street Nedlands

RSVP to sarah.cermak@resphealth.uwa.edu.au for catering purposes.

Parking

The best place to park is either:

  • Carpark 3A – accessed via Hampden Road and Caladenia Crescent.
  • The main multi-deck carpark – the entrance is at the lights on Winthrop Avenue.

The Harry Perkins Building is highlighted on the attached map.

What causes asthma? Genes, infections, and therapeutic choices was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Sarah Cermak

What causes asthma? Genes, infections, and therapeutic choices was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Sarah Cermak