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GL Brown Prize Lecture - Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene to Precision Medicine

Dates
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 16:00
Location
Berill Lecture Theatre and Stadium
The GL Brown Prize Lecture is awarded annually by The Physiological Society to an outstanding scientist. This year, one of the lectures is presented at the Open University and will be streamed online via Stadium. 
 

TITLE: Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene to Precision Medicines

 

PRESENTER: Prof David Sheppard (University of Bristol)

 

ABSTRACT: In the inherited disease cystic fibrosis (CF), thick sticky mucus blocks the lungs and bowel, leading to breathing difficulties and problems. Over thirty years ago, the faulty gene responsible for CF was identified. This lecture will highlight research that has led to the development of precision medicines that target the root cause of disease, which are transforming the treatment of CF. 

 
The lecture is aimed at an early career audience to stimulate an interest in physiology. Seeing that the topic includes drug development, it should be of interest for an audience much wider than physiologists. 
 

 

The event can be watched live at: http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3666&s=1