Oestrogen the most important hormone of all
|Starts:||13:00 23 Jan 2013|
|Ends:||14:00 23 Jan 2013|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Pharmacy School|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Kay Marshall|
Professor Kay Marshall suffered a damascene moment as a second year pharmacy student when she discovered the joys of pharmacology and in particular the fun of feedback control. Thereafter the ‘Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics’ became more important to her than the latest edition of the New Musical Express and the Beano.
She began her postgraduate research on funding from what was then the ‘Whyte, Watson, Turner’ cancer research fund and later gained a fellowship from the RPSGB. The last chapter of her thesis involved the use of then a newly invented prostaglandin antagonist which somewhat to everyone’s surprise was more effective in attenuating the effects of oestrogen than any other agent in the antioestrogenic armoury. This led to a patent and a post doc funded by the BTG and a trip to the Michigan Cancer Foundation and later trips to Wisconsin to spend some time in Craig Jordans lab.
Her research on the female reproductive tract has ricocheted between prostaglandins and the sex steroids with only a brief period of darkness when testosterone was briefly considered before being dismissed. Her research gaze has been steadfastly below the waistline until she could no longer ignore Jo Neill and had to look up to what some would describe as the most important of all the female sex organs the brain, however, hormones and cognition is for another day.
The talk today will bring together both local and systemic hormones and their role in a very prevalent hormone dependent disease namely endometriosis.
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre A
Coupland Building 3