“Genetics: From Mendel's Peas to Personalised Medicine”

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Genetics: From Mendel's Peas to Personalised Medicine

Prof Sir Walter Bodmer

University of Oxford

22 November 2012, Oxford Brookes University


Summary: In this lecture, Prof Sir Walter Bodmer (Cancer & Immunogenetics Laboratory, The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford) offers into a wide-ranging discussion of the history of genetics as such and his research interests in particular. The lecture covers a variety of topics including, sickle-cell disease and human variation, cancers and genetic susceptibility, the rise of personalised medicine and its potential future trajectory, as well as an overview of serology and its relevance before turning to his research project on 'People of the British Isles' and the new genetic map of Britain it produced.


Guest Lecture for the UG module ‘Brave New Worlds: Medicine and Modernity’ held on the 22 November 2012, Oxford Brookes University.


Also listen to:

•Walter Bodmer's 'Expert Explanation' of "Genetics"

•The first guest lecture of the Autumn 2012 run of the module:

Alan Hawley: “War and Medicine Since 1914.” 18 October 2012, Oxford Brookes University



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