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159th Speech on China Sciences and Humanities Forum

Talk with Great Scientists
Speaker: Stanley B. Prusiner
Time: 19:00--20:30 p.m. October 22
Venue: Auditorium, Yuquan Rd campus, UCAS
About the speaker:
Prof. Stanley B. Prusiner is an American neurologist and biochemist. He is Currently Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prusiner discovered prions, a class of infectious self-reproducing pathogens primarily or solely composed of protein. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1994 and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 for his prion research.
About the speech:
1. Prions: a Unifying Etiology for Neurodegeneration
2. Prion Diseases: Quest for Informative Diagnostics and Effective Therapeutics
3. Prof. Stanley B. Prusiner's own research experience