Professors Sahar Mansour and Christopher G Owen will give inaugural lectures at St George's on 23 September 2016. They are free to attend.

calendar-icon 6 September 2016


Flesh and Bones by Professor Sahar Mansour, Consultant and Honorary Professor in Clinical Genetics 

Join Professor Sahar Mansour for a lecture on the progress St George's has made in identifying new genes associated with lymphoedema (swelling in the body's tissues, often the limbs). She will also speak about the work she has done in evaluating patients with bone problems.

Professor Mansour is a Consultant and Honorary Professor in Clinical Genetics at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London. Together with Dr Kristiana Gordon and Professor Peter Mortimer, she runs a national multidisciplinary clinic for patients with lymphatic problems.

In collaboration with Dr Pia Ostergaard and Professor Jeffery, human geneticists at St George’s, University of London, more than eight new genes have been identified in association with lymphoedema.  She also has an interest in the skeletal dypslasias, dysmorphology and prenatal genetic diagnosis.

Physical activity: from Everest to everyone by Professor Christopher G Owen

Professor Christopher Owen will speak about the potential contribution of everyday activities and where we live to our overall levels of physical activity. Hear how we can make more physically active choices in how we go about our lives. Professor Owen's experiences of climbing Everest will also be recounted.

Professor Owen joined St George's, University of London in 2000 after studying epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a member of the Population Health Research Institute, and was appointed a Professor of Epidemiology in 2015. 

His recent research has focused on measuring physical activity and fitness and understanding their determinants.  Professor Owen is principal investigator on the ENABLE London project, which seeks to examine the effect of the built environment on our health and physical activity levels, to see if where we live has an overriding influence on how active we are. He climbed Everest in 2006.

Location: Michael Heron Lecture Theatre, St George’s University of London, Cranmer Terrance, SW17 0RE
Date: 23 September 2016
Time: 5.30pm

This is a free event and all are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Lecture: 23 September".