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Biology: Gene Therapy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by Dr Samantha Alsbury, STEMNET/The University of Greenwich

5th December 2013 @ 10:20 - 11:20

Through this interactive videoconference Samantha will look at the basic principles of gene therapy and discuss current developments in gene therapy for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The session will move on to consider the rights and wrongs of genetic manipulation.


Suitable for: Year 12/Year 13


Biography of Dr Samantha Alsbury

I am a lecturer at the University of Greenwich where I teach genetics as well as pursuing my research. After studying A-levels in Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Environmental Science I began an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of East Anglia. After spending the third year of my degree in the sunshine of southern California I chose to specialise in molecular biology and genetics. I then moved to London to enjoy the life and culture of a somewhat bigger city, and to take my post-graduate degree at University College London. I remained in London for six years doing research into the wiring of the nervous system at King’s College London before moving out to the Kent countryside to make the University of Greenwich my home.

Preparation/Pre-reading: There is no specific preparation for this session. Students may however like to consider questions arising from their A level studies of this subject. It would also be helpful for students to consider questions in advance relating to studying this subject at university. These questions may cover, for example, the application process, course structure, and university lifestyle.


5th December 2013
10:20 - 11:20
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