Weizman Institute Invitation

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Whay do we get fat and what can we do about it?

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Weizman Institute Invitation

  1. 1. Why do we get fat andwhat can we do about it?A free public debateWhen 17th May 2012 6:00PM – 8:00PMWhere Garvan Institute of Medical Research 384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010RSVP Numbers are limited so booking is essential to rsvp@garvan.org.au or 02 9295 8110 (no tickets will be available on the night)Moderator Professor David James FAA, Director, Diabetes and Obesity Research Program at GarvanPanellist Weizmann Institute of Science and Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchAbout Weizmann Institute About Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchThe Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is a worldinstitutions. The Institute is home to 2,700 scientists, leader in biomedical research, pioneering study into students, technicians and support staff, dedicated to some of the most widespread diseases affecting ourwide-ranging multidisciplinary exploration of the material, community today.exact, and life sciences. Its researchers develop strategies Research at Garvan is focused on understanding for environmental protection and new energy resources, the role of genes and molecular and cellular processes search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, in health and disease as the basis for developing examine outstanding and new questions in mathematics future cures.and computer science, probe the nature of matter andthe universe, and create novel materials, thus expanding For over 45 years, significant breakthroughs have beenand enriching human knowledge. achieved by Garvan scientists in the understanding and treatment of diseases such as: cancer, diabetes and obesity,Weizmann Institute research has led to the development alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis, Arthritis,and production of the leading treatment for multiple asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and other immune disorders,sclerosis (MS); the invention of new computer languages; Pituitary disorders.the discovery of the three-dimensional structure ofbiological molecules (including the ribosome); optical Garvan’s ultimate goal is prevention and cure innovations for advanced products such as head displays of these major diseases.for pilots and physicians; the identification of genesinvolved in numerous diseases; the development ofadvanced methods for embryonic tissue transplant and the design of a nano-biological computer.

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