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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Lynette Sadleir

Epilepsy: Teams, Genes and Dreams

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Please join us for this Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Lynette Sadleir of the Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington.

About Professor Lynette Sadleir’s research

In her clinical role as a paediatric epileptologist, Lynette diagnoses and manages children with epilepsy. She is a physician scientist with expertise in epilepsy phenotyping and epilepsy genetics. Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological illness of children affecting nearly 50 million people world-wide.

Lynette’s research, combining international collaborations with physicians and laboratory scientists, has led to the discovery that the majority of epilepsy is caused by abnormalities in genes. Although it is known what these abnormalities are in some epilepsies, there are still many types of epilepsy for which the genetic change remains elusive.

Over 2000 New Zealanders are participants in Lynette’s epilepsy genetics project. Professor Sadleir is the president of the New Zealand League Against Epilepsy. She is presently the chair of the International League Against Epilepsy Budget Review Committee and a member of the International League Against Epilepsy Clinical Genetic Testing in the Epilepsies Task Force.


We would love you to join us in person for this celebratory event, but for those unable to be there, it will be livestreamed.

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Date Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Inaugural Professorial Lecture
DepartmentPaediatrics and Child Health (Wellington)
LocationNordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
Contact NameFaith Atkins
Contact Phone+64 21 177 8779

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