St George’s cardiac team gets Royal seal of approval at London Marathon

Experts from St George’s, University of London, were on duty in case of medical emergencies at this weekend’s 36th London Marathon as over 40,000 runners took part in Britain’s largest sporting event. 

As the Medical Director of the Virgin London Marathon, Professor Sanjay Sharma, of St George’s University of London, is ultimately responsible for the organisation of medical support for the runners.

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Spotlight on Science lecture on 25 April: Unlocking the secrets of your DNA

Would you want to know which illnesses could affect you? Join us for a free lecture and hear from a patient who chose to find out.

Scientists can now ‘read’ our genes and increasingly can foresee the illnesses that could affect us.


MRC awards £2 milllion to St George's lymphoedema research

Researchers at St George's have been awarded a major MRC programme grant, worth £2 million over five years, to investigate different causes of swelling of the extremities due to an underlying weakness in the lymphatic system, primary lymphoedema.

Led by Dr Pia Ostergaard, together with Professor Steve Jeffery and Professor Peter Mortimer from Molecular and Clinical Sciences Genetics, the group is a large collaboration between St George's and the Trust, including Professor Franklyn Howe (MCS Neuroscience), Derek Macallan (Institute of Infection and Immunity), and clinicians Dr Sahar Mansour and Dr Kristiana Gordon from the Trust's national Primary and Paediatric Lymphoedema clinic.


Analysis of letters written by ‘Mad’ King George III supports psychiatric diagnosis of mania

Researchers have concluded that King George III was probably suffering from a mental illness after computer analysis of hundreds of his letters.

23 March 2017


Student organised conference tackles barriers to global health

The Challenging Borders Global Health Conference is a one-day conference for all staff, students and members of the public interested in global health issues.

Set up and run by students themselves, the event will focus on borders and other barriers to global healthcare. Borders can be physical, such as nation lines or geographical impediments, man-made, such as walls and prisons, and also more abstract, such as stigma towards mental health.