Pharmacy Seminar Series | Title: Utilising preclinical models to assess novel therapeutic strategies: focus on schizophrenia and alzheimer's disease
|Dates:||25 June 2014|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Pharmacy School|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||To be confirmed|
Host: Manchester Pharmacy School
Speaker: Dr Mike Harte, Manchester Pharmacy School
Alongside Prof Jo Neill and the B-neuro team (www.b-neuro.com); my research is focused around the utilisation of preclinical models (pharmacological/non-pharmacological/genetic) to investigate the behvioural, neurochemical and pathological changes involved in the aetiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric (e.g. schizophrenia) and neurodegenerative (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease) disorders.
As a group we have extensive experience in behaviour, with a strong focus on cognition. We also have a lot of experience in neurochemical studies in awake animals (e.g. in vivo microdialysis studies) and conduct a lot of post-mortem analysis (e.g. HPLC, qPCR and immunohistochemistry).
Today’s presentation will give an overview of some of our work where we have utilised preclinical models to assess cognitive deficits of relevance to schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. I will also discuss some of the underlying pathology in these models, focusing on the correlates with clinical findings and give examples of how we utilise these models to provide a testing platform for novel therapeutic strategies.
About the event:
The seminar series held in Manchester Pharmacy School is primarily designed to be of interest to staff and students in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. However, often speakers are drawn from other disciplines (Social Sciences, Economics, Epidemiology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Pharmacology etc); in addition, there may well be a disease focus which would fit with the broad interests of FMHS. Thus the MPS Seminar Series is likely to of interest to staff and students more broadly in the University.
Registration not required.
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre 2