Personalised medicine: the hope and the hype (Café Scientifique)

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Date: Wednesday, 04 July 2018 19:00 - 21:00

Venue: Café 92, Anglia Ruskin University  |  City: Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Speaker: Dr Gemma Chandratillake (Education and Training Lead, East of England Genomic Medicine Centre)

An informal speaker-led discussion, Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafés, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

In this session, we'll be talking about how genomic technologies will increasingly be used to guide healthcare, and also debunking some of the hype around direct-to-consumer DNA tests.

This event will take place in the newly refurbished students' union bar, which will be open throughout, serving drinks and snacks.

Trained as a molecular geneticist and genetic counsellor (someone who advises prospective parents on genetic risk factors that may affect their children), Gemma developed clinical genomic sequencing tests for the diagnosis of rare diseases. She has directed molecular genetics courses for genetic counselling students, and has influenced the national discussion of genomic testing issues in the US.

Since moving to the UK, Gemma has focused on training healthcare professionals in genetics. She is the Education and Training Lead for the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre, directs the Genomic Medicine Programme at the University of Cambridge, and works with stakeholders (clinical, academic, industry, families) to find creative ways to introduce genomics to mainstream NHS care.

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Tindal Building
Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, United Kingdom




All Dates

  • Wednesday, 04 July 2018 19:00 - 21:00