RNA binding proteins and neurodegeneration will be among the topics under the spotlight at the 2011 Toshiya Yamada Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr Jane Wu and Dr Yi Rao, to be held at QBI on 23 August 2011.

Dr Wu is the Charles Louis Mix Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, while Dr Rao is the Peking University Chair Professor and Dean of the Peking University of Life Sciences in Beijing.

The Toshiya Yamada Memorial lecture was established in memory of Dr Toshi Yamada, an internationally renowned research scientist from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.  Dr Yamada's discovery of the molecules essential for regulating the correct wiring of the spinal cord and parts of the brain form much of the basis of modern neurobiology and was instrumental in the resurgence of Australia as a world leader in this field.

This free public lecture is held annually and is an opportunity to honour Dr Yamada's memory and to celebrate his scientific achievements.  The Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Queensland Brain Institute, both at The University of Queensland, jointly host this prestigious lecture.


Date: Tuesday 23 August 2011

Time: 2pm to 3.15pm

Venue: Queensland Brain Institute, Level 7 Auditorium, the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus

RSVP: Light refreshments will be served immediately after the lecture. To assist with catering, please reply to events@qbi.uq.edu.au or 07 3346 6353 by 16 August 2011.