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BHI Invited Speaker Seminar: Dr Mark Corbett

March 31, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speaker: Dr Mark Corbett, Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide

Title: The long and short of repeat expansion disorder discovery and diagnosis

Chair: Associate Professor Joanne Young, Solid Tumour Group, BHI, TQEH

Speaker biography: Mark is a postdoctoral research fellow based at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide Medical School. He has applied modern DNA and RNA sequencing techniques to implicate over 30 new genes in neurodevelopmental disorders including the first discovery of an epilepsy gene (TBC1D24) by short read sequencing and most recently identified the long-hidden repeat expansion which causes Familial Adult Myoclonic Epilepsy linked to chromosome 2. Collectively, his discoveries have led to genetic diagnoses for thousands of individuals living with neurodevelopmental disorders around the world and new insights into the molecular mechanisms behind these conditions.

Zoom ID is 849 7786 7996 Password 614522 or direct link


March 31, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Basil Hetzel Institute
+61 8 8222 7427
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BHI Ground Floor Seminar Rooms
37a Woodville Rd
Woodville South, SA 5011 Australia
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+61 8 8222 7427
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