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From mutation to relation- the challenges of personalised medicine in the genomic age Seminar

Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Date:
4 December 2014
Venue:
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Building 44 (Shackleton Building) Level 3, 3031/33

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Coral Abraham or Allyson Marchi at Coral.Abraham@soton.ac.uk; A.Marchi@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Visiting Speaker - Autumn Psychology Seminar Series

Rapid advances in genomic technology mean that it is now possible to examine an entire genetic code routinely at costs affordable to UK health care. Whilst this offers much promise for understanding the genetic component of disease there are several challenges for practice that these developments raise. For example, how should the familial aspect of genetic findings be dealt with; is it possible to have personalised medicine without considering others who may also be at risk; should we predict adult onset diseases in children and how should consent practices be adapted to deal with a wide range of possible findings. I hope to have an interactive session so please bring any genetic issues for discussion.

Speaker information

Professor Anneke Lucassen,Anneke did her higher medical training in Oxford before doing a PhD in the molecular genetics of multifactorial disease at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (Oxford). She specialised in Clinical Genetics, with a particular interest in cancer genetics, and more recently also cardiac genetics. She was appointed to Consultant/ Senior Lecturer in Oxford in 1997, moved to Southampton in 2000 and was promoted to Professor of Clinical Genetics in 2007.

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