Upcoming Seminar- Tuesday 28th May, 2024 12.00pm (AEST)

An online scientific seminar series focused on MND Research. Hear from national experts and emerging leaders in MND research including the latest clinical trials, drug developments, pre-clinical models, discovery research and collaborative platforms. Learn, connect and share with the Australian MND research community.

For enquiries related to the seminar series, please contact: Dr Sarah Bennett [email protected]

About the Seminar

Professor Julie Atkin is co-Director of the MND Research Centre, Macquarie University, and Head of the Cellular Biology and Therapeutics team. She has over 20 years’ experience examining cellular and molecular neurodegeneration mechanisms involved in ALS/MND and identifying  new therapeutic approaches.  She completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield, UK and relocated to Australia to undertake postdoctoral studies in Melbourne.  Prior to  studying ALS/MND, her research focussed on immunology and antibody/structure function. She has also spent a total of 5 years working in the biotechnology industry, both in Australia and the UK.

Professor Julie Atkin will discuss recent findings regarding several of our projects, including  a novel extracellular isoform of FUS and studies developing new therapeutic approaches for ALS/MND.

Future Seminars

  • May 28, 2024 – Prof Julie Atkin, Macquarie University
  • June 25, 2024 – Prof Lawrence Steinman, Stanford University

Seminar 2024 Recordings

Dr Alan Yu, The Florey, April 2024

Raymond Houck, Aclipse Therapeutics, March 2024