Centre for Brain Research

Events 2012

Brain Week

Public lectures

Autism: How it affects brain cells - the latest research

Dr Johanna Montgomery, Principal Investigator, Synaptic Function Research Group, Centre for Brain Research

Thursday 5 July 2012, 6.30-8pm

Room 260-115, Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland Business School, University of Auckland 12 Grafton Road Auckland

Parking: $6 for underground parking at the Business School, disabled parking by lifts with lifts easily accessible on all floors.

Autism is a cognitive disorder and the core symptoms include deficits in social relationships, delayed and abnormal language and a pattern of repetitive behaviours and restricted interests.  In this lecture, Dr Montgomery will discuss the latest research identifying how Autism Spectrum Disorders affect brain cell function and communication, and how this could underlie the behavioural changes seen in autistic patients.  Dr Montgomery will also highlight the progress and prospects for the future.

Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series 2012

The University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series 2012 is titled 'Exercise is Medicine', and runs from 31 July to 9 August 2012.  The seminars are hosted by the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, and some feature CBR members as speakers.  Please see the main VC Lecture Series webpage for detailed information.