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Research Seminar: Professor Claire Shovlin and Magdalini Bletsa

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Research Seminar: Professor Claire Shovlin and Magdalini Bletsa

The Genomics England Research Seminar series is a season of events held to demonstrate the best research from Genomics England and our partners. They started in October 2018, and are monthly, free-to-attend talks presented by Research Network members on the latest research being performed using data from the National Genomic Research Library.

This month's seminar speakers will be:

Professor Claire Shovlin: 'MEK 1 inhibition and bleeding in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia'

Professor of Practice (Clinical and Molecular Medicine) at Imperial College, and co-Lead for NIHR Imperial BRC’s Social, Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Health theme, since her Genetics degree (Cambridge 1984), clinical qualification (1987) and PhD studies in the Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School (1993-6), Claire’s portfolio has integrated genomics with novel questions arising from her targeted clinical questions. She played major roles in set-up and delivery of West London Genomic Medicine Centre, Imperial’s MSc in Genomic Medicine, Genomics England’s Respiratory Lead, and has guided >10 students (BSc, MSc and PhD) through successful Research Environment projects.

Magdalini Bletsa: 'Functionality and activity of Human Endogenous Retrovirus K'

Magda Bletsa is a post-doctoral researcher at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute (Greece) and an external researcher at the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). She holds a Bachelor’s degree on Biochemistry and Biotechnology and a Master’s degree on Molecular Biology and Genetics. She received her PhD from KU Leuven (Belgium) for her work on the molecular epidemiology of HIV and hepaciviruses.

About the research seminars

The seminars will be held on the last Tuesday of each month at 2 to 3pm. These will be online sessions open to everyone and free to attend, we hope to have representation from across the Research Network, Discovery Forum and 100,000 Genomes Project participants as well as anyone else who would be interested in joining.

For updates on the seminars including announcements and speakers please follow the Genomics England twitter page. You can watch all previous Research Seminars on the Genomics England YouTube channel.

If you would like to present your research from the Genomics England Research Environment at one of these events please get in touch with the Research Management team at [email protected] and if you intend to publish on this research please include this so that we can publicise your paper on our Publications page.

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