So, is Parkinson’s genetic? webinar

So, is Parkinson’s genetic? webinar


Event date:

April 17, 2024

11am and 7pm

So, is Parkinson’s genetic? webinar
The question of whether Parkinson's has a genetic basis is a topic of considerable scientific investigation and debate.
In this webinar Professor Justin O’Sullivan from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland contends that genetic predisposition has a significant role in determining Parkinson’s risk.  He will review current understandings of how genetics can alter the risk of developing Parkinson’s.

Professor Justin  believes that understanding how genetics and other factors interact throughout the course of Parkinson's is crucial for advancing personalised treatment strategies and improving outcomes for individuals.

Justin will discuss with us the impact genetics has on biological pathways that affect Parkinson's and describe other characteristics that may contribute to defining your own personal Parkinson's.


April 17, 2024

11am and 7pm





Justin M. O’Sullivan PhD is a  Professor and Director of the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland.

He has honorary appointments at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Australia),University of Southampton (UK) and A*STAR Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences.

Justin’s research group is currently focused on establishing rapid genome sequencing for clinical care, understanding how disease associated mutations in non-coding DNA affect gene regulatory networks and the pathways that underlie disease development, the role of the microbiome in brain and behaviour development, and the role of microbiome restoration in clinical care.

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