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15th International & 14th European Congress of Endocrinology

Prize Lectures and Biographical Notes

The Geoffrey Harris Prize Lecture

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Glucocorticoid metabolism and the brain, from fetal programming to senescence

Seckl Jonathan R

Chronic elevation of glucocorticoids adversely impacts on cognition and the integrity of hippocampal cells. Moreover, inter-individual differences in memory with ageing correlate directly with blood glucocorticoid levels in rodents and humans. Beyond plasma steroid levels, glucocorticoid action on target tissues is determined by the density of nuclear receptors and by intracellular metabolism by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (11β-HSDs) which catalyse interconvers...

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The Geoffrey Harris Prize Winner

Jonathan R Seckl

Professor Jonathan R Seckl, UK AbstractThis prestigious prize is intended for established workers in the field of basic and clinical neuroendocrinology and is generously supported by Ipsen. This year’s recipient is Professor Jonathan R Seckl. The prize will be presented as part of the ICE/ECE 2012 opening ceremony where Prof. Seckl will deliver his lecture. Prof. Seckl will also deliver two other l...