Prof Peter Currie - Zebrafish as a model system to study skeletal muscle injury and disease

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Event date :
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 16:40 to 18:30
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Level 4, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Kensington Campus (C25)
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Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Medicine Staff, Students and affiliates
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The Lowy Cancer Research Centre is honoured to have Professor Peter Currie present at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre Seminar Series.

Professor Currie is the Deputy Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University and Head of Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Peter D. Currie received his Ph.D. in Drosophila genetics from Syracuse University, New York, USA. He undertook postdoctoral training in zebrafish development at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) in London, UK. He has worked as an independent laboratory head at the UK Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, UK, and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, Australia, where he headed a research programme focused on skeletal muscle development and regeneration.

His work is centre on understanding how the small fresh water zebrafish is able to build and regenerate both skeletal and cardiac muscle. He has recently been appointed deputy director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is a recipient of a European Molecular Biology Organization Young Investigators Award and a Wellcome Trust International Research Fellowship, and currently is a Senior Research Fellow with the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia.

Light refreshments will be available from 3:30.

This seminar is generously sponsored by Qiage  


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