Dr Seth Cheetham – The University of Queensland

24/04/2024 1:00 pm - 24/04/2024 2:00 pm
Davis Auditorium

WEHI Wednesday Seminar hosted by Associate Professor James Vince

Seth Cheetham, PhD

Group Leader and ARC DECRA Fellow

Deputy Director, BASE mRNA facility 

Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and BASE mRNA Facility

The University of Queensland


Drugging the "undruggable" with mRNA technology


Davis Auditorium

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Including Q&A session



The breakthrough success of the COVID19 vaccines demonstrated the limitless potential of mRNA technology. The applications of mRNA technology lie far beyond vaccines for infectious diseases and are set to transform medicine. mRNAs are the first major new class of drugs in decades.  Unlike conventional drugs mRNA is an information carrying molecule that instruct cells to produce drugs within your own cells, enabling the delivery of therapeutic proteins intracellularly.  mRNA therapies offer hope for cancer, autoimmunity, and inherited diseases that have been failed by other drug types.


This talk will cover the diverse applications of mRNA technology and how we are using mRNA drugs to reach previously "undruggable" intracellular targets.


All welcome!


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