July 2012 LAM NZ update

The LAM Trust hosted a sumptuous afternoon tea on June 24th; 100 supporters ate beautiful cupcakes, sandwiches and other afternoon tea delights.

The Supreme Coffee Company supported the event with their coffee and the Trustees raised $7,000 for the Trust’s ongoing research fund.

The next fundraising event will be at the end of November; details will be announced after the second European LAM Conference which will take place in Barcelona on the 28th and 29th of September.

Our LAM scientific collaboration between the University of Auckland and The University of Pennsylvania will see principal LAM investigator, Prof Merv Merrilees from Auckland spending time in Philadelphia later this year.

Professor Vera Krymskaya and her lab are working with Professor Merrilees on interesting and potentially exciting discoveries; details of background to this work can be viewed here: LAM Webisodes interview with Prof Merrilees (watch the video on our homepage).

Our three years of work on LAM investigation at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington has recently been completed as funds have run out… we hope that the Malaghan will be successful in its next funding round, so that our work can be continued with Professor Mike Berridge and Dr James Baty. Dr Baty’s update and report will be posted on this site as it comes to hand.