Wednesday, 1 July 2009

RHSV Lecture - Professor David Danks

Speaker: Dr Carolyn Rasmussen
Date: Tuesday 14 July 2009
Place: RHSV, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
Time: 5.15 (tea & Coffee) 5.45 (lecture)
Cost: Members free $5.50 Non Members

Professor David Danks - 'the father of clinical genetics in Australia' and founder of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Professor David Danks was the well loved and highly respected pediatrician who was a pioneer in human genetic research in Australia.

He was one of the team who in 1993 discovered the cause of Menkes Syndrome - a disease that affects one in 50,000 children; but he is principally remembered for having established Victoria's first genetics health service, known today as the Murdoch Childrens' Research Institute.