Obstetrics & Gynaecology seminar: Placental Oxidative Stress in Preeclampsia and the importance of Selenium Event as iCalendar

27 February 2014

10 - 11am

Venue: Seminar Room 503-020, Building 503, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Professor Tony Perkins is a biochemist with particular interests in anti-oxidant enzymes in health and disease. His research is focused on preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy, and cardiovascular disease. He graduated from Griffith University in 1984 with a B. Science, double major in Physiology and Biochemistry and subsequently worked for 6 years at Griffith University as an NHMRC funded Research Assistant. In 1990 he joined the Dept of Obstetrics, at the University of Oxford, initially as a PhD student then subsequently as a Post-Doctoral Fellow.

In 1996 he returned to Australia to an Academic position at the Gold Coast Campus of Griffith University. Since then he has established an active laboratory examining the role of oxidative stress in preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease. He has supervised many Research Higher degree students and teaches Biochemistry to undergraduates. He was Head of the School of Medical Science 2007-2011 and is the current Dean Academic for the Health Group.

Speaker: Professor Tony Perkins , Dean (Academic), Griffith Health, Griffith University, Queensland

For more information please contact: Hazel Pannell Email: h.pannell@auckland.ac.nz