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【院长论坛】Molecular Genetic, Molecular Biological and Structural Insights into the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

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北京大学基础医学院

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报告题目:Molecular Genetic, Molecular Biological and Structural Insights into the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease

报告人:Professor Peter Henry St George‑Hyslop

Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases

University of TorontoCanada

时间:2010510(星期一)上午10:30

地点:医学部逸夫教学楼509

主持人:尹玉新教授

                                                        

报告人简介:

Dr. St George-Hyslop is Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto and Professor of Experimental Neuroscience in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge,  He received his M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, and the F.R.C.P.(C) in Internal Medicine and in Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Toronto and at Harvard Medical School. Dr. St. George-Hyslop was Assistant Physician in the Departments of Neurology and Genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the University of Toronto in 2003 and has held the rank of University Professor since 2007. 

Dr. St George-Hyslop has worked on the molecular genetics, molecular biology and cell biology of several neurodegenerative diseases including, most notably, Alzheimer Disease. He has cloned four different genes associated with Alzheimer Disease and worked out some of the early events in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer Disease. Recently he has developed a small, drug like molecule to inhibit the toxic aggregation of amyloid,which is currently in clinical trials.

Honors and Awards: 

Dr. St George-Hyslop’s honors include the Francis A. McNaughton Prize from the Canadian Neurologic Society, Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology and the Award for Medical Research from the Metropolitan Life Foundation. He was elected as a Medical Research Council of Canada Scholar in 1991 and Distinguished Scientist in 2000. He received the Gold Medal in Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1994 and the Michael Smith Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in 1997. In 2004, he was awarded the Oon Prize in Medicine from the University of Cambridge.

Dr. St George-Hyslop is a Foreign Member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies of Science, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Howard Hughes International Scholar and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow.