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New drugs and diagnostics

Ask The Expert Online Session via Zoom (map)

Wed 11th Aug 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (1 hour)

Join Assoc. Prof. Scott Ayton as he discusses his latest research into the relationship between iron and Parkinson’s.

Assoc. Prof Ayton will also talk about at the development of potential new drugs to treat Parkinson's, as well as his research into the development of new diagnostics that could be used to identify Parkinson's in the early stages. 

He will also touch on the prevalence of Parkinson's, an area of past research he was involved with.

Assoc. Prof. Ayton is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne.

He obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne, where he investigated the causes of Parkinson’s and approaches to new treatments.

He pursues both laboratory and clinical research in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s to discover the underlying causes of these diseases, develop better diagnostics, and to intervene with new therapeutics.

You have the opportunity to pre-submit your questions during registration.

This is the first presentation of the special five-part Ask the Expert series focussing on research and clinical science.

This series is designed to showcase some of the interesting and promising research into Parkinson's being carried out right here in Victoria that will help us to better understand the symptoms, treatment options and ways to improve self-management of symptoms.

Learn more about other sessions in the Ask The Expert - Research Focus series.

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