Thinker shares insights into brain

Tuesday, 10 August 2004

Adelaide's Thinker in Residence, Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield, will speak at two key events dealing with aspects of the human brain this Wednesday, August 11.

Baroness Greenfield is a pioneering scientist, an entrepreneur, a communicator of science and a policy adviser. She has long been regarded as a world-leading expert on the human brain.

Widely known for her research into the areas of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, she has presented numerous television and radio programs, including a major six-part series for the BBC on the brain and mind - "Brain Story".

The two events she is speaking at are:

"Brain Waves to the Future"
12.00pm Wednesday, August 11
Rm 102, Molecular Life Sciences Building, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide

At this early career luncheon - hosted by the School of Molecular and Biomedical Science ECR Network - Baroness Greenfield will provide opening remarks and then take questions.

For more information please contact Dr Rebecca Keough on +61 8 8303 4623 or email.

"Health and the Mind - Frontiers in Combating Brain Disease"
5.15pm Wednesday, August 11
Grainger Studio, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, 91 Hindley Street, Adelaide

FREE - but bookings essential!

Baroness Greenfield, along with a panel of local scientists and Premier Mike Rann, will host the interactive public forum "Health and the Mind - Frontiers in Combating Brain Disease". The forum will address some recent advances in bioscience and brain research and the ways they may impact on treatments for brain disease.

Key Speakers and issues include:

  • Professor Peter Rathjen (Executive Dean Faculty of Sciences, University of Adelaide) - Chair of the event
  • Professor Caroline McMillen (School of Molecular & Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide) - Early Development
  • Professor Richard Ivell (Head, School of Molecular & Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide) - Sex and the Brain
  • Professor Tim Miles (School of Molecular & Biomedical Science) - Plasticity

For bookings please contact Anna Ashby on +61 8 8303 5328 or email.

 

Contact Details

Dr Rebecca Keough
Email: rebecca.keough@adelaide.edu.au
Research Fellow
School of Molecular and Biomedical Science
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4623


Mrs Anna Ashby
Email: anna.ashby@adelaide.edu.au
Administrative Secretary
School of Molecular & Biomedical Science
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5328


Ms Robyn Mills
Email: robyn.mills@adelaide.edu.au
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 410 689 084