Club Information

Welcome to Rotary
Central Melbourne

Interested in what we do?
Join us for breakfast
 
We meet
Tuesday 7.20am
for 7.40am
 
Venue
RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Australia
 
 
Rotary Theme
 
 
 
 
 
Bulletin
BULLETIN 2nd MAY 2017
Apr 28, 2017
 

Dr Lesley Cheng
Is early detection of Alzheimer’s disease imminent?

Alzheimer’s and dementia are the second leading cause of death among Australians. Alzheimer’s affects about one in ten people around the age of 65 and rises dramatically to one in three for those in their 80s.

La Trobe University researchers have identified abnormalities in the blood linked to the degenerative condition, which affects more than 350,000 Australians.

Molecular biologist Lesley Cheng said detecting abnormalities with a simple blood test could provide doctors with the definitive diagnostic tool they currently lack. Early diagnosis would mean patients could receive treatment earlier, which could boost the chances of stalling the symptoms.

Dr Lesley Cheng is a Postdoctoral researcher at La Trobe University. She was awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science (La Trobe University) with Honours (Monash University) and a PhD (Monash University) with a PhD Scholarship from Neurosciences Victoria.

Her postdoctoral research focuses on developing a diagnostic test for the detection of early onset Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. She specialises in using Next-Generation technologies to decode genetic material found circulating in a hidden pool within blood which she uses to discover biological indicators of diseases.

Lesley is the lead researcher on a patent detailing the development of a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. Her research and expertise has demonstrated high impact and is cited within the top 1-2% of cited articles in its field. She has also presented on the TEDxMelbourne stage to create awareness on Dementia and biomedical discoveries.

 
 
Speakers
Dr Lesley Cheng
May 02, 2017
Is early detection of Alzheimer’s disease imminent?
Steven Wells
May 09, 2017
From humble beginnings – sensory gardens as recognised therapy
Millie Swann
May 16, 2017
It’s all about you. Money, business, life can be easy.
 
Donations
 
Live news feed
Rotary Support Center certified as Center of Excellence
The Rotary Support Center has earned BenchmarkPortal's certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry. The certification puts Rotary's Support Center in the top 10 percent of industry peers that requested evaluation by BenchmarkPortal. The Rotary Support Center received nearly 50,000 phone calls and 84,000 email requests for help last year. "I am so proud and happy to have such a great team who continue to reach higher levels of performance and break new records and exceed the goals," says Howard Henry, Support Center manager. "This...
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
GOOGLE