Scleroderma Queensland – Genomics Revolution Information Session

The Scleroderma Queensland Committee has been invited to meet with Assoc Prof Tony Kenna to discuss potential research opportunities in Scleroderma.

Dr Tony Kenna is a cellular immunologist and currently a Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology. His research career has focused on human immunology and identification of novel therapeutic approaches for treatment of immune-mediated diseases. Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis are highly heritable. In discussions with Tony it was clear that his work tells us that genetics plays an important role in their pathogenesis. He suggests that “The genomics revolution of the last decade has greatly expanded understanding of the genetic architecture of many immune-mediated diseases. The next step of discovery is to determine how newly identified genetic variants alter immune cell and immune system function(s).”

Tony has offered to meet with our Members and interested contacts for the purpose of gaining our thoughts and suggestions around research opportunities. The get together is a face to face event with the opportunity to ask questions and join in the proceedings. This is an exciting opportunity to help advance research and scleroderma in general so we are encouraging interested people to attend.

Date: Saturday June 10th

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Gibson Room, Z Block, QUT Garden’s Point campus
Parking is available on the campus though may be limited.

Cost: Tony is offering this opportunity free of charge.

Phone:  0468 801 021