ABC Boyer Lectures 2018: Professor John Rasko
Head of Centenary’s Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital scientist Professor John Rasko AO has been named the guest lecturer for the 60th annual prestigious Boyer Lectures, run by the ABC.
Professor Rasko’s “Life Re-engineered” lectures, which will be broadcast on ABC RN’s Big Ideas from October 15 to 18 at 8pm, will examine how developments in cell science and genetics are transforming medicine and changing what it means to be human.
“We stand at the start of a revolution that may alter the very fabric of our being and the essence of what it means to be human,” Professor Rasko said.
Earlier this year, Professor Rasko was among an international team to find a world-first gene therapy cure for thalassaemia, a common condition where sufferers must undergo regular blood transfusions and treatments for iron-overload for life.
Read more about Professor Rasko’s announcement from Sydney Local Health District.