Window into world of scientists
Experts in the field of nutritional and neurological health were in Invercargill last night to present a series of free lectures.
Associate Professor Peter Dearden, Dr Christine Jasoni and Associate Professor John Reynolds, from Genetics Otago at the University of Otago, spoke in front of nearly 80 people looking to live longer and better understand the brain.
Lecture co-ordinator Sophia McKay said the lecture series was a chance for leading scientists to allow the community into their world.
Professor Dearden said many people still imagined scientists as being a cloistered group locked away in laboratories and scientists were trying to dispel that perception. "The work we do will hopefully benefit the people in the community and we want to make sure they understand what we are doing," he said.
Researchers were also mostly funded by taxpayers' dollars so by bringing their work into the public domain, there was also a measure of accountability, he said. email@example.com
- © Fairfax NZ News
Check out what's on in your community or post an upcoming event.
Subscribe to a digital replica of The Southland Times.
Southland Times subscriber news and information.
Click here for information about advertising with The Southland Times.