Science writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry to give inaugural Public Engagement lecture on 22 July

Vivienne Parry OBE is perhaps best known for hosting medical and scientific programmes for BBC Radio 4 such as Inside the Ethics Committee, and is a former presenter of ‘Tomorrow’s World’.

A scientist by training, she writes widely on health subjects and is a prolific contributor to science magazines and newspapers.

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Spotlight on Science talk on 30 May: A History of Medicine in 10 Objects

St George's, London's oldest medical school, houses a unique 250-year archive that defines medicine through the ages.

In this talk, archivist Virginia Dawe-Woodings will highlight ten objects that illustrate turning points in the history of medicine and surgery, including postmortem case books, surgical implements and a priceles copy of Gray's Anatomy.


Meet the Researcher: discovering the secrets of osteoarthritis with Professor Nidhi Sofat

Professor Nidhi Sofat is a clinician scientist and Professor of Rheumatology at St George’s. She investigates the mechanisms responsible for pain and reduced function in arthritis and is involved in several clinical studies. She treats patients in her capacity as Consultant Rheumatologist at St George’s Hospital.

 


Genetic therapies in the spotlight for Rare Disease Day

To mark Rare Disease Day today, scientists from the Genetics Research Centre at St George’s have set up a stand at the university to raise awareness of these conditions and explain more about their work in this area.

Rare diseases are those defined as affecting fewer than 1 in 2000 of the population. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients, but lack of scientific knowledge about these diseases may often delay diagnosis and access to treatment and care – and in fact, often no effective treatments will have been developed.

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Meet the Researcher: Professor Debbie Baines’s work on cystic fibrosis

In Meet the Researcher, a series of interviews about inspirational academic research at St George’s, University of London, our people explain their work and its impact on society.

Professor Debbie Baines has worked at St George’s since 2000, when she was appointed as a tenure track scientist. Her main research focus is on the study of ion and solute transport across airway epithelium, and how hyperglycaemia may promote respiratory infection. She was appointed Professor of Molecular Physiology in August 2013 and works within the Institute for Infection and Immunity.