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Playing the Inheritance Game: My Genes and Neurological Conditions

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“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger” – Mehmet Öz

Our genes do not determine who we become, but what does the genetic variation we inherit from our parents determine? Do the subtle changes spread throughout our genome work together, and how do they impact our risk of developing neurological characteristics – or any characteristics for that matter?

Professor Justin O’Sullivan of the Liggins Institute will be exploring these questions and more in a Brain Health Research Centre Public Lecture held on 7 July, at the University of Otago in Ōtepoti Dunedin. In this talk Justin will illustrate some examples that are helping neuroscientists understand why some psychiatric and cognitive conditions often occur together in individuals, and even why some drugs have the side effects they do. Future insights into the approaches outlined by Professor O’Sullivan may hold the key to personalised treatments for neurological conditions.


This lecture will be available to watch remotely via Zoom at the link below:

Watch Professor Justin O'Sullivan's public lecture on Zoom.

Zoom password: 724705

Date Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Lecture
LocationHunter Centre G30 A and B, 279 Great King Street, University of Otago, Dunedin.
Contact NameEllie Adams

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