Researchers share who we are and what we do
IHMRI has again opened its doors to the public as part of the UOW community campus tour program.
A dozen members from the public got a unique insight into what goes on inside IHMRI laboratories.
As well as the lab tour they had the opportunity to meet with researchers and hear more about the impact of neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Motor Neurone Disease from Associate Professor Lezanne Ooi and PhD candidate Natalie Guthrie.
Natalie shared her background and her passions (Natalie loves naps, dogs and neuroscience!) and talked the guests through her research. Natalie looks into how neurodegenerative diseases (like Dementia, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s Disease) arise due to the abnormal death of brain cells (neurons).
The guests then had a tour of the IHMRI laboratory where they were able to see our IHMRI researchers in action along with the state of the art equipment.
The tour was followed by morning tea and an opportunity to ask Lezanne and Natalie questions about their research.
If you would like the opportunity to come to IHMRI, meet with Lezanne and her team and provide feedback on Stem Cells and Dementia research, click on the link below to the Dementia Stem Cells Focus Group, taking place November 11 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.
The UOW Community Campus Tour Program is designed for community members to learn, explore and discover the University campus as well as the cultural, social and academic environment.
All community members are welcome to take part in the tours to learn about the services and facilities available to the public.
If you would like to hear about future opportunities to tour IHMRI’s labs and meet the researchers, please sign up to the Community Research Matters Newsletter https://www.ihmri.org.au/news/e-news-subscribe/
Photos by Alex Pike
Kate Brett, Community Engagement and Events Coordinator
t: 4221 5927