People will be offered a rare glimpse into the world of cutting-edge medical research in a series of public lectures by experts from the University of East Anglia.
Professors from the university’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will present two pairs of lectures introducing the audience to aspects of their work with colleagues across Norwich Research Park.
The first two lectures take place on January 31. Prof David Crossman, the head of Norwich Medical School, will present ‘Translational medicine – lessons from cardiovascular disease.” He will cover the issues that arise when converting medicine into clinical research and the benefits to patients.
Prof Bill Fraser will speak on the same evening, presenting a talk entitled ‘Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) – I’ve got rhythm’.
“My lecture will trace the early days of the discovery of the Parathyroid glands, and the role of Parathyroid hormone (PTH) in bone metabolism,” said Prof Fraser.
On March 27, the subject of bacterial diseases will be discussed by Prof John Wain in his talk, ‘From the Mekong Delta to genomics – the study of typhoid fever’. He will explore the impact that the sequencing of bacterial genomes has had on field-based research into the disease.
Prof David Livermore’s talk, ‘Revenge of the gram-negative bacteria’, finishes off the series on the same night. Prof Livermore will discuss the ‘superbugs’ that we often hear about in the news and look at what they are, how they become resistant to antibiotics and how we can fight them using diagnosis and treatment.
Both sets of lectures take place at the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, starting at 5.30pm; entry is free.
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