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Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series is returning on 30th November

The highly acclaimed Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series (JCDSS) at Sunway University is finally returning on the 30th November 2021.  
To allow many interested parties from all across the globe to participate, the hugely popular public lecture series returns on this occasion via Microsoft Teams and live on Sunway University Facebook page. The Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speaker Series features top thought leaders from around the world. The lectures are free to attend and the world is invited.
In the upcoming lecture, Professor Patrick Chinnery, Jeffrey Cheah Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, will be speaking live on “Mitigating mitochondrial mutational meltdown: or how to prevent the ‘mothers curse’” from the UK. He will explain the new biological insights have cast a light on the mechanisms involved and harnessing this new knowledge presents an exciting opportunity to prevent and treat major human diseases.
Professor Chinnery is a Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge and clinical neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. 
A Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, his research lab is based in the Medical Research Council Mitochondrial Biology Unit. He is known for his expertise in rare inherited diseases that affect the nervous system. During the COVID-19 pandemic he established the UK COVID-19 Therapeutics Advisory Panel (UK-CTAP) to independently prioritise candidate treatments for evaluation in the nationally funded clinical trials platforms from phase 1 to phase 3, and is National Core Study lead for Therapeutics.
The public lecture series features notable speakers from their field of expertise, seeks to allow the community and the public to listen to outstanding experts speak on a variety of issues, providing a platform for intellectual discourse and lifelong learning. 
Past speakers featured include Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor of University of Cambridge; Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of London School of Economics and Political Science; Emeritus Professor Khaw Kay-Tee, Jeffrey Cheah Professorial Fellow in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; Professor Sir Leszek Borysievwicz; Emeritus Vice-Chancellor of University of Cambridge; Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and many more. 
This is one of the many activities which Sunway University has embarked on to further boost its social responsibility efforts in education. All public lectures under the series are free and open to the public. To register, please visit: