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New neurological disease treatments (and a wobbly cat)

Where
Fortress Sydney
Fortress Sydney
Shop KB03 Ground Level Central Park Mall, 28, Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
When

Tuesday 9 April from 8pm to 9pm

Two neuroscientists share the latest in electrical and viral neurological disease treatments.

Join Drs Anderson, who met while pursuing their PhD research, to learn about what’s involved in improving therapies for neurological conditions: movement disorders, epilepsy and Tourette syndrome. Find out about pioneering therapies that use electrical interfacing with the brain and apply viruses to the nervous system.

You’ll also hear how the researchers’ cat Phineas, who was born with a wobbly stance, helped start a worldwide dialogue on rare neurological diseases.

Bios

Dr Collin Anderson is a Lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Sydney. His research interests centre on cerebellar ataxias, Christianson syndrome, Parkinsonism, essential tremor and Tourette syndrome. Outside of work, Dr Anderson is the cat-dad to Tyrion and Phineas, the latter of which was born with an underdeveloped cerebellum and stars in the world-famous Instagram account @orangeisthenewblackandtan.

Dr Daria Anderson is a Lecturer for the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney. Her current research explores the use of computational approaches in epilepsy. Beyond academia, Daria enjoys hiking, knitting and sewing, especially making outfits for her wobbly cat, Phineas.

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About the venue - Fortress Sydney

The largest video games and entertainment venue in the Southern Hemisphere, Fortress Sydney is ready to welcome you here in Central Park Mall.

Fortress Sydney is an entertainment powerhouse with capacity for 1000 people over two floors to compete in international online tournaments, play, socialise, game, dine and drink. 

Fortress Sydney has a fantasy-themed tavern, based on Fortress's unique character lore, an incredible esports games arena featuring a mezzanine/VIP level, another sci-fi inspired bar, arcades, PC gaming zone with private party booths, and amazing food and drinks brought to your table.

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