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Ask the Expert Webinar: Genetic Discovery to Therapeutic Target

Join us on March 12, as neuroscientists Jordan Follett and Emil Gustavsson from the University of British Columbia present their research on genetic discoveries in Parkinson's disease for therapeutic targets.

At the laboratory of Professor Matthew Farrer, Follett and Gustavssonare investigating the role of the retromer complex, a sorting network within brain cells that may position particular proteins within cells. Their working theory is that when genes within the retromer complex are mutated, they could be misplacing specific proteins within dopamine-producing cells — the main cell type lost in Parkinson's disease — ultimately causing them to die. If they can validate this theory, it could lead to new avenues for drug discovery and early disease detection.

Register today to reserve a spot for yourself, your household or group! If you will be watching the webinar on the same computer or screen as another person or group, only one registration is required.


Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Capacity: 200 registrants
Fees: Free

Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this webinar registration form, you will be asked for your "Participant Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

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