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Inaugural Lecture Series: A SNiP in time saves nine!
Thu 23 March 2017, 16:45 – 19:00 GMT
Title: A SNiP in time saves nine!
Speaker: Professor Sarah Ennis
Synopsis of Presentation:
Professor Sarah Ennis is Professor of Genomics within Medicine at the University of Southampton. She holds an honorary NHS contract and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Sarah graduated with a first class honours degree in Biochemistry and in 2003 was awarded a PhD from the University of Southampton for her work on the Genetic Epidemiology. Her career has evolved with the emerging field of Human Genomics and she now leads the Human Genetics & Genomic Medicine Research theme and her own research group in Genomic Informatics. Her group specialises in the analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data, focussed on, but not limited to, the understanding the genetic aetiology of human disease.
Sarah’s talk will describe the rapid evolution of genetics, genomics and gene mapping technology since the turn of the twenty first century. It will specifically track the simplest type of genetic variation observed in humans – single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; pronounced “snips”), and discuss how their discovery and subsequent use as tools has unlocked our understanding of the biological basis of many common and rare human diseases.
Followed by a wine and canapé reception in the Lecture Theatre foyer until 19:00
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Lecture Theatre 2, Level B, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton