Winefride and Booth Smith Memorial Lecture

Published Jan 2024

Dr Sally Till will be giving a lecture on ‘Modern approaches to understanding and treating genetic neurodevelopmental disorders’ at the Winefride and Booth Smith Memorial Lecture.


Developmental disorders arise early in life and affect many aspects of brain function.

They can often be associated with intellectual disabilities, autism and epilepsy, which may occur together.

We now know that even small changes in just one gene can lead to these conditions; however relatively little is known about how these genetic changes alter brain development.

Join us to hear Dr Sally Till talk about her work to better understand these disorders and find new treatments to improve lives.


5:30 – 6:30 pm Drinks and poster reception

6:30 – 7:30pm Lecture (will be recorded)


Register via Eventbrite, using the link below:


About Mrs Winefride Smith

Mrs Winefride Smith, the sister of Dr Alfred Wild and Patrick Wild after whom the university named the Patrick Wild Centre gave a very generous legacy bequest to establish our Winefride and Booth Smith 10-year PhD scheme. This celebratory event will highlight the important research being carried out at The Patrick Wild Centre and Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain.

Winnie and Booth on their wedding day


Our thanks go to the Wild family and particularly to Winnie’s niece, Dr Mhairi MacDonald, for their unerring support since the establishment of the Patrick Wild Centre in 2010.

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