Raine Visiting Professor Lecture – 31 January 2017
January 24, 2017
Professor Xiang Gao
will present a Raine Lecture entitled:
Development of mouse models of human disease: Are we there yet?
on 31 January 2017 at 1 pm
at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
(light lunch provided)
Professor Gao Xiang is the founder of the National Resource Centre for Mutant Mice of China and the Animal Research Centre of Nanjing University. The facility has now generated more than 600 knockout mice a year and is the largest transgenic core facility in Asia. Professor Gao also established the Biomedical Research Institute 10 years ago at the Nanjing University, which is comprised of over 20 principle investigators with a strong focus on the study of molecular mechanism of diseases in animal models. The Institute publishes at least three papers in Nature, Science or Cell journals each year. Professor Gao is a pioneer in genetic manipulation of animals and has recently hit the headlines in Nature for generating a Capse-9 knock out in large animals, including porcine and monkey. Professor Gao’s major research focus is the molecular mechanisms for controlling physiological homeostasis, as well as the causes for deleterious diseases related to such mechanisms. He has published more than 160 research papers in SCI enlisted journals with more than 5000 citations.
Professor Minghao Zheng
School of Surgery
The University of Western Australia
Telephone: 9346 4050