- This event has passed.
Human Prion Disease in 2018
Fri October 12, 2018 @ 19:30 – 21:00| Free
Prions are misfolded proteins found in the brain and nerves of many species. They are normally harmless but, if they misfold, they cause a fatal and transmissible disease. This 45 minute talk will be the roller-coaster history of the BSE outbreak, the rise of the vCJD epidemic and how the outbreak of mad cow disease is still affecting people’s lives 30 years later.
Speaker Dr Neil McKenzie https://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/nmckenzie
Join us with the Esk Valley Trust on Friday 12th from 7:30pm-9pm. Booking not essential!