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May 24, 2017

Seminar - The Epigenetic Blueprint of the Inner Ear: Implications for Deafness (Speaker: Professor Karen B. Avraham)

Professor Karen B. Avraham
Incumbent Chair, Drs. Sara and Felix Dumont Chair in Research on Hearing Disorders
Vice Dean, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Date: Mon, 24-April-2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Room A2-08, Mrs Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre 
2/F, William MW Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building 
21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong​​


A major goal in auditory science is to understand how the cells of the inner ear develop to provide the exquisite precision of hearing. The challenge in auditory science is to determine which and how a pathogenic variant in a gene or regulatory element can cause the entire hearing system to fail. The Avraham team is asking the questions:
- What are the genes associated with hearing loss; and
- How does regulation of gene expression govern the pathways that determine inner ear function?

Organized by:
School of Biomedical Sciences
Strategic Research Theme of Development & Reproduction