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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

"Genetics and the Future of Medicine" presented by world-renowned Professor Matt Brown

Matt Brown is Professor of Immunogenetics and Director, University of Queenland’s Diamantina Institute (UQDI).

Date: Wednesday 15 July

Time: 12.30-1.30pm

Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Monash Medical Centre

Listed last year by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited researcher, Professor Brown is in the top 1% of researchers in Molecular Biology and Genetics worldwide. He has published more than 30 papers in Nature / Nature Genetics, the leading journals in human genetics research.

Since returning to Australia from University of Oxford in 2005 where he held the chair in Musculoskeletal Sciences, Professor Brown has built up a research unit at UQDI which is amongst the leading human genetics units internationally, particularly in human bone and joint diseases, particularly focussing on ankylosing spondylitis and osteoporosis.

Professor Brown’s group have identified well over a hundred disease-causing genes in common diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis, as well as less common diseases caused by single gene diseases.

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