An accidental journey into developmental programming Event as iCalendar

30 October 2017

5:30 - 7pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-007, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Cost: Free

Professor Mark Vickers' inaugural lecture

**RSVP by Friday 20 October by clicking here **

Professor Mark Vickers
Professor Mark Vickers

The annual inaugural lecture series provide a way to celebrate and recognise the mark of distinction conferred by the University when it awards the title of professor.

Join us to celebrate the inaugural lecture of Professor Mark Vickers.

'An accidental journey into developmental programming'


It is now well established that alterations in the early life nutritional environment can lead to an increased risk for the development of a number of metabolic, cardiovascular and behavioural disorders in offspring in later life, a process preferentially termed “developmental programming”. Pre-clinical models developed at the Liggins Institute have been invaluable in providing empirical evidence to support the programming hypothesis and increasing our understanding of the mechanisms involved and potential strategies for intervention.


Professor Vickers completed his MSc and PhD in Medical Science and Paediatrics respectively at the University of Auckland. Given that his BSc was in Geography his career path has taken some unexpected twists. Professor Vickers will cover some of this unexpected journey into the field of developmental programming including intervention strategies that hold promise in reversing the later life consequences of early life adversity.

Date: Monday 30 October, 5.30 pm - 7 pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-007, Grafton Campus

All welcome 

Prior to the inaugural lecture, we will gather in the atrium for a cocktail function as a further recognition of Professor Vickers' achievements

Please RSVP by Friday 20 October by emailing