An opportunity has presented itself in the form of Professor Mark Pines and his wife, Professor Orna HaLevy.

In New Zealand for another week, they have offered to give a presentation on their work: a fascinating story of serendipity and through their research a major contribution to the management of Muscular Dystrophy.

Mark has been the Recipient of the following awards:

1991: Recipient of the Harell prize, Israeli Society of Endocrinology for the best research in the area of Bone and Mineral and Calcium Regulating Hormones.

1998: The “Scientist of the year” The Volcani Center4

2000, 2001, 2002: CapCURE (Prostate cancer foundation) award for prostate cancer research

2005: Kimron Research Fellowship Fund– Special contribution to Animal Sciences in Israel VII

Mark and Orna will be speaking on Sunday evening 20th May at 7.30pm in Belmont, North Shore.

Please email Maxine de Jong at for the address.