BIC Lysosomal Diorders Research Symposium
Lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are a group of more than 50 genetically inherited disorders that affect both adults and children. They are characterised by a deficiency of one or more specific lysosomal enzymes. When these degradative enzymes are missing or non-functioning, compounds that should be degraded build up in the lysosomes leading to physical and/or neurological symptoms.
These disorders are classified globally as rare. In New Zealand there are about 200 families affected. There is currently no specific cure, but there are a range of treatments available. What is exciting is the broad range of significant and varied research efforts worldwide.
This full-day symposium is a chance to hear about the research efforts from a range of New Zealand and international speakers at the cutting edge of research into these diseases.
Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Venue: Ilam Homestead, University of Canterbury
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm, followed by a BBQ at Ilam Homestead/UC Club, 87 Ilam Road
Registration is free and we welcome anyone who would like to attend. Register for the BIC lysosomal disorders symposium.