2nd July 2014 (17:00 - 18:00)
The 2014 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in the Medical Sciences will be given by Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci, Director of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Centre, University of Dundee.
The lecture, "Disruptions on the Highways of Cell Communications" is open to all, although tickets must be booked in advance.
To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Dario Alessi will be presenting his work on unraveling the roles of components that regulate protein phosphorylation or ubiquitylation pathways.
The lecture will demonstrate why this has taken on added urgency, as it is now clear that many human diseases are caused by disruptions of these highways of communication.
He will examine poorly characterized components pathways that are mutated in human diseases such as LKB1 (Cancer), WNK1 (hypertension disorder) and Parkinson’s disease (PINK1 and LRRK2), and show examples of how research findings have led to new ideas of how to play the engineer and devise new strategies to better treat and diagnose human disease.
Professor Alessi is Director of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Centre, University of Dundee. He has written over 180 peer-reviewed papers, and has been cited more than 32,000 times, making him one of most highly cited biochemists in the world.
Venue: Royal Institution of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD