Inaugural lecture: Professor Grant Stewart: Reaching the breaking point

Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre Medical School
Medical and Dental Sciences
Wednesday 11th April 2018 (16:30-17:30)
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Professor Grant Stewart

Reaching the breaking point: Understanding how the brain copes with (genotoxic) stress

Join us for the inaugural lecture of Professor Grant Stewart from the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, which will detail his research into understanding how the cell detects and repairs damage to its DNA and how defects in this process contribute to the development of human disease.

Professor Stewart's laboratory has had a long-standing interest in rare human diseases associated with defective DNA repair and/or abnormal DNA replication such as Ataxia-Telangiectasia, Fanconi Anaemia, Seckel Syndrome and Microcephalic Primordial Dwarfism. 

Studying these rare human diseases has provided a wealth of invaluable information about how defects affecting the cellular DNA damage response (DDR) contribute to neuro-degeneration, abnormal brain development, immune system dysfunction, growth failure, infertility and cancer development.