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Open Lecture on GETTING UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MEDICAL GENOMICS

29 March 2019




   
Speaker: Professor Stephan BECK MSc, PhD, FMedSci
Professor of Medical Genomics
University College London (UCL) Cancer Institute
UCL Institute of Digital Health & UCL Institute of Precision Medicine
Director of the Personal Genome Project UK (PGP-UK)
 
Date: 29 March 2019 (Friday)
 
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
 
Venue: Shaw Auditorium, 1/F, The Jockey Club School of Public Health,
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin

 
Language: English
 
*Tea Reception: Served at 11:30am
 
Registration (Free): http://bit.ly/2S13Xsk
 
Application Deadline:  14 March 2019
 
Enquiry: 3943 9876
medevent@cuhk.edu.hk
 

 

About the speaker: 

Professor Stephan Beck is Professor of Medical Genomics at the UCL Cancer Institute and Director of the Personal Genome Project UK. He received his PhD in 1985 from the University of Konstanz where he studied DNA structure. After appointments at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, Milligen Corporation in Massachusetts, USA, and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, he joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK in 1996. During his tenure as Head of Human Sequencing, he played a leading role in the sequencing and analysis of the human and mouse genomes. Using experimental and computational approaches, he has associated genomics and epigenomics with phenotypic plasticity in health and disease to advance translational, regenerative and personalised medicine. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.