PharmaTell seminar: Pharmacological strategies to enhance post stroke plasticity and Finding New Therapeutic Strategies for Stroke Event as iCalendar

21 October 2013

12 - 1pm

Venue: Room 505-364, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Pharmacological strategies to enhance post stroke plasticity

Stroke is New Zealand’s third largest killer, killing around 24 New Zealanders every day. Survivors are often left with severe disabilities. Currently there are no really effective treatments to reduce the devastating effects of a stroke. Our laboratory is studying whether the brain’s own repair mechanisms can be enhanced to combat the effects of stroke. Our pre-clinical studies will examine whether medication used to treat depression and anxiety can influence recovery post stroke.

presented by: Robert Chen , PhD candidate

Finding New Therapeutic Strategies for Stroke

Stroke, a major cause of morbidity and death, creates enormous socio-economic burdens. Despite intense research and numerous clinical trials, only single treatment strategy exists; tPA (tissue Plasminogen Activator), which is only applicable to around 5% of patients. A new strategy to produce insight into novel pathological mechanisms and to promote the drug discovery process is required. Our project aims to find a fresh perspective on stroke physiology using large-scale differential proteomics in a clinically relevant experimental stroke model. This presentation will mainly cover the design of the study but also show the results from the preliminary analysis.

presented by: Joseph Kim , PhD candidate

For more information please contact: Administration Email: Phone 09-373 7599 ext. 87522