Event details

WhenWednesday, 21 March 6:30pm - 8:00pm
WhereBabbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site
Type Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Genomics is the Future of Medicine

Homerton College is proud to partner with the Cambridge Science Festival to discuss the role of genomics in the future of medicine and healthcare in March 2018.

We’re in the middle of a revolution. Thanks to genomics we can know the entire DNA sequence of organisms, with huge implications for personalised medicine, disease screening, new vaccines, gene editing, and much more. Where will the genome revolution take medical science, and what does it mean for patients?

On the panel, we are very pleased to welcome four Homertonians: Honorary Fellow Dame Sally Davies, Professorial Fellows Mary Dixon-Woods and Tim Eisen, and Fellow Simon Gregory as moderator. Joining them will be Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians, whose 500th anniversary coincides with our 250th. This looks to be an exciting and fascinating discussion, not to be missed!


A panel discussion featuring:

Professor Jane Dacre (President of the Royal College of Physicians, and Professor of Medical Education at UCL Medical School)

Professor Dame Sally Davies FRS FMedSci (Chief Medical Officer for England)

Professor Mary Dixon-Woods FAcSS FMedSci (RAND Professor of Health Services Research and Director of The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute)

Professor Tim Eisen (Professor of Medical Oncology, and Head of the Oncology Translational Medicine Unit at AstraZeneca)

Professor Simon Gregory as moderator (Health Education England lead for General Practice, and chair of the RCGP’s Medical Ethics Committee)


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