Lung genetics

Breathless Genes! The lung and the short of it!

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1st Soiree

The first soiree was last night (there’s another one tonight). Here’s a photo of our team in their finery!

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Meet the team - 6

Meet Pierpaolo, a PhD student in the Department of Genetics. Here he is yesterday unpacking the 130 books (or 3 billion letters!) that make up our human genome display!

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Meet the team - 5

Nicola is a lecturer at the University of Leicester and works with Jo on GENIE’s Health Education project.  She also teaches and develops undergraduate genetics courses and has been involved in lots of genetics outreach activities with Cas.  Nicola has a PhD in genetics and worked in Seattle, USA for 8 years teaching and working on finding genetic changes assiociated with breast cancer.

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Meet the team - 4

This is Louise, a lecturer in genetic epidemiology. We took some components of the exhibit to a local school this morning for some final practise before the big event next week. The students seemed to really enjoy it and the experience has certainly helped to inspire confidence in us too. Bring on the 12,000 next week……!!!!

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We’ve just received delivery of some more items for the exhibit! Hope the van is going to be big enough……

We’ve just received delivery of some more items for the exhibit! Hope the van is going to be big enough……

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Meet the team - 3

Jo is one of Cas’ and Nicola’s colleagues in GENIE.  She is researching how to help people lead healthier lives on the Health Education Reaching Out project, which often means she is trying out different ways to teach school and university students how to eat better.  Jo has a PhD in Genetics so is looking forward to using some of that knowledge again.

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Meet the team - 2

Maria is a statistician and PhD student in genetic epidemiology and is usually found ploughing her way through the analysis of huge datasets but this week has been busy helping to put the final touches to our exhibit. Maria is from Galicia in north west Spain and has lived in the UK for five and a half years.