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Professor Cris Print delivers Inaugural Lecture

Promotion to professor at the University of Auckland is a mark of distinction, recognising professional and academic eminence at an international level.  

On 18 August 2015, our Director, Professor Cris Print, delivered his Inaugural Lecture which celebrated his achievements to date as a cross-disciplinary researcher.

 

Professor Cristin Print
Professor Cristin Print

Looking into a hidden world: seeing the changes to our genes that cause disease

New technology that lets us sequence tens of thousands of genes at once is transforming our understanding of disease. Using this technology, how deeply can a team of clinicians, statisticians, molecular biologists and computer experts see into the hidden world of our DNA? In this lecture Cris will describe how cascades of minute alterations to the DNA and RNA in our cells cause disease.

He will focus on the people and teams who have helped his rollercoaster ride from studying clover pasture enzymes, through spells in mountaineering medicine, gene knockouts and biotech companies, to the current excitement of genomics.

For more information, please refer to the lecture's event listing on the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences website.