Studying genetics of neurodegeneration and genomics of brain ageing

Start Date & Time: 
Friday, 21 September, 2018 - 12:00
End Date & Time: 
Friday, 21 September, 2018 - 13:00

Meeting room 7C
Level 7

Speaker Details: 

Dr Koh Tong Wey
Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences NUS


Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. To understand genetic factors influencing PD, we have conducted a genetic screen in Drosophila to identify genetic modifiers of alpha-synuclein and have identified several highly conserved genes. To understand how ageing affects the risk of neurodegeneration, we are currently conducting experiments in a short-living killifish to identify single-cell gene expression changes during brain ageing.


Assoc Prof Shawn Je
Principal Investigator

Other Information: 

Pizza will be served.