Lifestyle and Disease
25 March 2020, 10:00am to 11:30am
Lifestyle related diseases – diabetes, obesity and metabolic diseases are often associated with genetic and lifestyle factors. The onset of these diseases is insidious and once developed do not lend themselves to a cure. Our aim is to understand why these diseases occur and how we can better treat and hopefully prevent them. Join us for a motivational and practical session.
Cancer: not just one disease
24 June 2020, 10:00am to 11:30am
Cancer is a genetic disease and affects almost every Australian, directly or indirectly. We’re developing better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cancers both rare and more common cancers like breast, prostate, pancreatic, brain, sarcoma and more. We also run extensive clinical trials programs Join us to hear the latest in cancer research.
Diseases of the Brain and Ageing
23 September 2020, 10:00am to 11:30am
Populations are ageing globally. Age related degeneration of our nerves, brain, bones and cells is one of the biggest research priority areas. There desperate need for a greater understanding of these diseases – like Parkinson’s, dementia, osteoporosis and mental health. And, current research programs underway at Garvan show significant potential.
Autoimmunity and Chronic Disease
10 December 2019, 10:00am to 11:30am
Your immune system is your body’s protection against disease. If your immune system is overactive, underactive, or deceived by bad cells like cancer cells, disease occurs. Our researchers examine diseases including type 1 diabetes, arthritis, MS and immunodeficiency. As well as immune function in different diseases like cancer or neurological disorders.
Where we came from
29 April 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Each of us has around 6 billion letters in our genome (our entire genetic instruction manual). Our researchers seek to understand how evolution has influenced our genes and health
Get into your genes
22 July 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Each of us has around 6 billion letters in our genome (our entire genetic instruction manual). At Garvan, we read an individual’s DNA sequence – the order of the As, Cs, Gs and Ts along our genome – to find variants in our DNA that could mean the difference between health and disease.
All seminars take place in the auditorium at Garvan Institute of Medical Research, 384 Victoria Street (enter via Burton Street), Darlinghurst, NSW 2010.