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Colin Geary Professorial Lecture Series begins

Tuesday 3 June 2014 8:07am

Ernst and Heath collage image
Associate Professors Matthias Ernst and Joan Heath.

Two leading Australian pathology researchers are in Dunedin to deliver public lectures as part of the inaugural Colin Geary Professorial Lecture Series.

Associate Professors Matthias Ernst and Joan Heath, both of the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Melbourne) are co-recipients of the Department of Pathology’s inaugural Colin Geary Visiting Professorship in Pathology.

Associate Professor Ernst is one of the world's leading investigators in the area of pro-inflammatory cell signalling in the context of intestinal health and disease.

Associate Professor Heath’s research interest is in identifying genes and biological pathways that govern intestinal development and colon cancer formation.

The visiting professorships and lecture series were established to acknowledge the contributions of former Head of Department of Pathology Dr Colin Geary. Dr Geary's lasting contribution was to shepherd the transition of the Department from one focused on service pathology, to one of substantial research strengths.

Lecture details:


Targeting cytokines for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers
Associate Professor Matthias Ernst
Tue 3 Jun 2014, 2pm
D’Ath Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, Hercus Building

Towards novel therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases: The challenge of finding the most suitable models
Associate Professor Matthias Ernst
Wed 4 Jun 2014, 1pm
Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, Dunedin Hospital

Zebrafish deliver new insights into mechanisms that regulate cell proliferation
Associate Professor Joan Heath
Fri 6 Jun 2014, 1pm
D’Ath Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, Hercus Building