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Press Release, 04.04.2019

BRAIN CAFÉ talk at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

BRAIN CAFÉ talk at the Ruhr University

Inherited Diseases - From Symptoms to Diagnosis in Human Genetics

Dr Wanda Gerding talks about her work in a human genetic diagnostic laboratory

On April 10th, Collaborative Research Centre 874 hosts a new BRAIN CAFÉ. The lecture series, which highlights neuroscientific research for non-scientists, will focus on the question how inherited diseases are diagnosed. The talk of Dr Wanda Gerding of the Department of Human Genetics of the Faculty of Medicine at the Ruhr-University Bochum: "Inherited Diseases - From Symptoms to Diagnosis in Human Genetics". The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the University Library at the RUB (Room 9, 1st floor). The talk will be held in German. Admittance is free of charge.

Some brain diseases - such as Huntington's disease - are codified in the patient's genome. How do you detect these genetic diseases? The Diagnostic Laboratory of the Department of Human Genetics at the Ruhr University Bochum carries out analyses on the most diverse genetic diseases. In her lecture, Dr Wanda Gerding takes a "virtual tour" through the lab and shows different methods of analysis and the daily practice in human genetics (not just) for brain diseases.

The Brain Café talks are hosted by Collaborative Research Centre 874 "Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes". The interdisciplinary research consortium has been funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft since 2010 to investigate how sensory information is processed in the brain. In the monthly Brain Cafés neuroscientists give an insight into their research in entertaining talks aimed at the interested layperson. Admittance to the Brain Café is free of charge. We ask that you sign up, if you wish to participate via or 0234-32-26675.

BRAIN CAFÉ, 10.04.2019, 6 p.m., RUB University Library (Room 9, 1st Floor), Admittance free of charge, sign up for participation: or 0234-32-26675


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