Professor Elizabeth Coulson

School of Biomedical Sciences and Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Title: The cholinergic basal forebrain and Alzheimer’s disease: from obstructive sleep apnoea to the p75 neurotrophin receptor.

Abstract: Prof Coulson will talk about her ongoing studies on the role of degeneration of cholinergic neurons of the basal forebrain in progression of Alzheimer’s disease and how this degeneration may be caused by obstructive sleep apnoea. She will also discuss the normal role of p75 in cholinergic neuronal function, and how p75 might be targeted as a treatment for dementia patients who have sleep apnoea.


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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.

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