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Childhood cancer, blindness and gene therapy

Past event - 2022
11 May Doors open 6:00pm | Start time 6:30pm | End time 9pm
The Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort Street, Perth,
Perth 6003
Understanding why cancer happens in young patients and the challenges of gene therapy for treating blindness.

Seeing the light: Gene therapy and blindness

Dr Livia Carvalho (Research Fellow, Lions Eye Institute)
Recent years have seen great advancements in the field of gene therapy for treating genetic diseases. No other area has shown more promise than ophthalmology. Livia will provide an overview of how eye gene therapy works and its challenges.

Livia has been studying vision since her undergraduate years. She completed her PhD at UCL in 2009, followed by 2 postdocs in the UK and USA. She was awarded an ARC Fellowship in 2014, and has been leading her own research group at the University of Western Australia and the Lions Eye Institute since 2016.
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Why do kids and babies get cancer?

Dr Mark Cruickshank (Teaching and Research Academic, The University of Western Australia)
Leukaemia is a type of blood cancer which is the most common cancer affecting children and babies. Mark will discuss a study designed to understand why young patients can be afflicted with this terrible disease.

Mark completed his PhD in 2007 in molecular biology and now runs a teaching and research program at the University of Western Australia. He is interested in using state-of-the-art biotechnology to understand the cause of childhood cancers and find new ways to treat the disease.
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