Professor David Hume

Mater Research Institute and UQ

Title: "Life without microglia?"


Microglia have been attributed many functions in development, homeostasis and repair in the central nervous system.   Mutations in the macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor (CSF1R) that impact microglial number or function have been associated with dominant and recessive inherited leukodystrophies.  I will describe our analysis of novel models of CSF1R insufficiency in mice and rats. 



About Neuroscience Seminars

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 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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