Join us for Meet the Researchers: A Lens on Women’s Health, as we mark both International Women’s Day and Endometriosis Awareness Month with insights into IMB’s women’s health research. The event will feature four dynamic researchers and include a complimentary afternoon tea and lab tour.

  • Dr Sally Mortlock will share current issues in endometriosis diagnosis and treatment and how scientists at IMB are tackling these issues using advances in genetics and cell biology.
  • Dr Kerrie-Ann McMahon will share her work on the association between two proteins that are lost in cancer cells – the well-known Breast Cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) and a new player Cavin3.
  • Dr. Sabrina Sofia Burgener will share her insights into the importance of our immune system - how it helps us to protect us from badly infections but also how it drives disease. She will explain the five pillars of inflammation and how a complex called “the inflammasome” contributes to inflammation and diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, which affects many more women than men.
  • Mark Milner will discuss how the inflammasome, a major contributor to inflammation in the brain, may be therapeutically targeted to treat and protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

For this session, you may register either in-person or online. For those registering online, there will be a ticket option to join a tour of IMB at the end.

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About Meet the Researchers

Our Institute was built to inspire scientists, to cultivate interaction across a wide range of scientific disciplines, to generate adventurous innovative ideas, to foster revolutionary discoveries, and to translate our knowledge of nature to discover cures for a better world. Our researchers are the life force that makes this possible and drive incredible discoveries to save lives today and into the future.

Meet the Researchers series is your chance to connect in person and hear firsthand how they are advancing understanding in the life sciences, and learn what fuels their passion to close in gamechanger discoveries. 


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