Systems analysis of insulin action
4 March 2013
THE CHARLES PERKINS CENTRE IS DELIGHTED TO HOST THIS SEMINAR PRESENTED BY PROFESSOR DAVID JAMES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
The insulin signaling pathway plays an essential role in longevity in worms, flies and mice. Defects in insulin action, a syndrome referred to as insulin resistance, contributes to a number of major diseases including type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and asthma. Thus understanding the precise topological features of this pathway and which nodes play the most essential role in disease will provide significant insights into human health. New insights into the complexity of this system and how defects within this network might contribute to disease in unexpected ways will be described.
David James is Senior Principal Research Fellow, Leader, Diabetes & Obesity Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Professor (Adjunct) School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of New South Wales.
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Contact: RSVP: Rosie Schulz, Executive Assistant
Phone: 02 9351 2688