30th November 2001

 

EXPERT TO SHED LIGHT ON BSE AND CJD

 

A leading expert is to give a public lecture on BSE and variant CJD at the University of Lincoln next week.

 

Professor James Ironside, Professor of Clinical Neuropathology and honorary consultant in neuropathology at the National Creuzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh, will speak at the university’s Brayford Pool campus on

Tuesday 4th December.

 

His talk – ‘Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Variant CJD’ – will present the latest scientific findings into BSE and its human form, variant CJD.

 

The lecture will be given at 7pm in the Cargill Lecture Theatre in the main building at the university’s Brayford Pool campus. All are welcome to attend.

 

“This is the latest in a series of lectures by the UK’s leading scientists to be arranged by the university’s Department of Biological and Food Sciences,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“Our aim is to help to disseminate the latest scientific knowledge and to encourage the community to engage more fully with the university.”

 

Admission to the lecture is free of charge. For more details contact Emma Godsall on 01522 886286.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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