Speaker: Professor Danny M Hatters
The University of Melbourne


Title: Protein interactions gone awry in neurodegenerative disease


Abstract: The Hatters lab studies impacts of protein misfolding and aggregation in cultured cell models of neurodegenerative diseases. We have developed approaches to examine principles governing how proteins inappropriately aggregate and new approaches with chemical reagents to monitor cysteine reactivity to probe changes in proteome foldedness and conformation. I will discuss recent findings from our laboratory that provide insight to the consequences of protein aggregation by globular proteins, and how we can model the types of protein-protein interactions that are involved. I will also discuss how we can monitor changes in protein structure and function in response to stresses and stimuli, and under conditions of disease in Huntington Disease.


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Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


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