Sheep are much more intelligent than you might suppose - and their behaviour offers intriguing insights into how the human brain can go wrong.

Neuroscientist Professor Jenny Morton has for many years studied sheep to try to gain a better understanding of the human brain, and particularly how it goes wrong in Huntington’s disease. She will share some of the exciting breakthroughs that can be achieved.

Jenny Morton

Born and raised in New Zealand, PROFESSOR JENNY MORTON completed her PhD at the University of Otago before coming to Cambridge. She is Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Cambridge and is based in the Department of Physiology, Neuroscience and Development. She was awarded an ScD from the University of Cambridge for her research on Huntington’s disease in 2014. She is Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. She is a Professorial Fellow at Newnham College, and has been directing studies in medicine and veterinary medicine since 1995. She is closely involved in the development of the College gardens, and will be leading garden tours during the Festival.