2010 JD Stewart Address
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Professor Christopher Goodnow, Professor of Genetics and Immunology, The Australian National University.
In our centenary year, we are delighted that the JD Stewart Address “Immunology and Veterinary Adventures on a Mouse Ranch” will be presented by Professor Christopher Goodnow...
One of the things that has always deeply impressed me is how training in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery provides graduates with an unsurpassed preparation to the way life works.
In my own case, I was captivated by the way that big things - like the pattern of disease outbreaks in livestock - turn upon very small things like viruses, antibodies and genes.
To understand how the immune system works, and how its failings lead to so many diseases, my research career led me to one of the smallest animals: mice. Surgical training allowed me to succeed in the microsurgery of transgenic mouse production, herd medicine helped me care for the health of the largest “mouse ranch” in the Southern hemisphere, while pathology and physiology prepared me for strange stuff down the microscope.
Here I will try to share a little about these adventures, and what they've revealed about animal and human health.
When: Wednesday 28 July 2010
Time: 6.00pm for 6.45pm (join us for refreshments at 6.00pm)
Location: Webster Lecture Theartre
Veterinary Science Conference Centre Building B22, Regimental Crescent
Contact: Rachel Cruz
Phone: 61 2 9351 8026