[ASC-list] ASC WA - talk and networking event - 19 August

Emma Donnelly e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Wed Jul 13 08:26:06 UTC 2011


 
     
     
  In celebration of National Science Week 2011, you are invited to the free
public event:  
Developing drugs to treat obesity
Presented by Professor Michael Cowley
  Join Professor Michael Cowley, an internationally recognised physiologist
who is leading the way towards unravelling one of Australia¹s greatest
medical challenges - obesity.  Professor Cowley is working on the next
generation of drugs targeting obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders.
Professor Cowley will explain the neural circuits that detect hormone
signals of body weight and body sugar and also detect hormone and nerve
signals of how much you have eaten.         He will also explain the
development and testing of several drugs that try to reactivate the fat
sensing circuit, to help the brain cause weight loss.  Professor Cowley,
currently Director at the Monash Obesity and Diabetes Institute, has more
than 15 years¹ experience in research and pharmaceutical drug development.
As founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Orexigen Therapeutics, he raised
US$255million to fund drug development programs.    He has published more
than 60 papers and is the inventor of 89 patents related to obesity,
diabetes and the role of the central nervous system in metabolic disorders.
In 2009, Professor Michael Cowley was awarded the prestigious Science
Minister¹s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year at the Prime Minister¹s
Prizes for Science and the Pfizer Australia Senior Research Fellowship.
Date: Friday 19 August 2011
Time:  4.30pm-5.30pm Refreshments from 5.30pm
Venue: Bankwest Lecture Theatre Lecture  Building 200 Curtin University,
Kent Street, Bentley
RSVP:  events at curtin.edu.au or 08 9266 2563 by Tuesday 16 August 2011
    Parking is available in Carpark P3. Please enter via the Kent Street
main entrance and follow the signs.
This event is free, but seats are limited. All Curtin staff and students are
welcome to attend. 
For more National Science Week events, please see:
http://science.curtin.edu.au/outreach/science-week.cfm

  
 
 



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