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
Venue: 

Meeting room 7C
Level 7

Speaker Details: 

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

Synopsis: 

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.

Host: 

Assoc Prof Shawn Je
Principal Investigator
NBD

Other Information: 

Pizza will be served.