Science Express @ Te Papa Special Lecture: The Challenge of the Human Brain 

Thursday 2 September 20106.00pm–7.30pm (please note earlier start time)
Soundings Theatre, Level 2 (please note venue has changed)
Soundings Theatre is fully booked, however a live video feed to The Marae, Level 4 will be set up for visitors that wish to watch the lecture.

Listen to the talk



The brain is the most complex and marvellous organ in the human body. Recent research has shown that, contrary to our previous understanding, the adult human brain contains stem cells and can repair itself throughout life. These findings have completely changed our perception of the human brain. Professor Richard Faull will talk about the new knowledge and the new strategies it opens up for fighting brain disease.

Professor Faull is Director of the Centre for Brain Research at The University of Auckland. He is recognised internationally as a leading expert on neurodegenerative diseases of the human brain. His research provided the first evidence the diseased human brain can repair itself by generating new brain cells.

Professor Faull has been given numerous awards, including Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2005), Liley Medal (2005), and New Zealand’s top science honour, the Rutherford Medal (2007).  This year, he was named the Supreme Winner of the 2010 World Class New Zealand Awards.

Professor Faull‘s lecture will conclude at 6.45pm, allowing time for a question and answer session which will now take place in Soundings Theatre after the lecture, not in Level 4 Espresso as advertised.

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