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Friday, 3 February 2023

Friday 24 February 2023 | Rolleston Lecture Theatre

The origin of the Centre for Free Radical Research dates back to two publications at the end of 1972. Fifty years on the group is still going strong, having recently won the 2022 University of Otago Research Group Award. A symposium will be held in the Rolleston Lecture Theatre on Friday 24 February 2023 to celebrate our first fifty years and the presentation of the award.

Starting at 10.00am, the symposium will feature a series of short talks from past and present Free Rads and collaborators. These will be targeted to a general audience, and showcase a mix of past and current research, along with future directions of the group. The symposium will finish by 4.00pm, following presentation of this year's Winterbourn Lecture by Professor Mike Murphy from the University of Cambridge. Opportunities for further socialising will be available following the symposium.

Preliminary symposium programme

A detailed programme will be released soon.

10.00am Meet and greet over morning tea

Mihi whakatau (Rangihau Te Moana
Research overview (Mark Hampton)
Award (Suzanne Pitama, UOC Dean)

11.00am Infection and Inflammation (Tony Kettle, Nina Dickerhof, Grace Borichevsky, Heather Shearer)
11.35am Cancer (Margreet Vissers, Christoph Goebl, Tess Featherston, Carlos Smith-Diaz)
12.10pm Lunch
1.00pm Ageing (Mark Hampton, Liz Ledgerwood, Te-Rina King-Hudson)
1.20pm Then and Now (Kristin Brown, Andrew Cox, Tim Harwood, Melanie Coker, Christine Winterbourn)
2.30pm Afternoon tea
3.00pm Winterbourn lecture by Professor Mike Murphy (University of Cambridge) – see details below
4.00pm Socialising at The Pegasus Arms

Reserve a seat at the symposium

All are welcome! Please email to help with catering decisions.

2023 Winterbourn Lecture

"Mitochondrial superoxide in cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury", by Professor Mike Murphy, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge University

24 February 2023, 3pm–4pm (following the symposium)

Join in person or via Zoom.

Zoom details

Meeting ID: 973 7323 4958
Password: 133626

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