On Monday 3rd April Dr Laura Addis took part in the Pint of Science 2017 Launch at the Thamesis pub in Vauxhall.
Pint of Science is a festival that brings scientists to pubs across the country to talk about their latest research to people like you! Listeners don’t need any prior knowledge to attend and its a great chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science, listen to them talk and then have a chat about their research.
At the event Laura spoke about her work identifying the genetic causes of childhood epilepsy, and specifically about her recent studies characterising how mutations in a gene called GRIN2A cause the protein made by that gene to malfunction in epilepsy. She then went on to discuss the concept and emerging reality of personalised medicine – where an individual will be given a specific treatment based on their genetic diagnosis, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach. The launch event was really successful with five speakers in total and an enthusiastic and engaged crowd.
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