Lung research in Royal Society Summer Exhibition

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 04, 2012 02:15 PM |
Come along and see our 'Breathless Genes' exhibit.

As previously discussed on Newsblog, Leicester research into the genetic basis of lung health is on display in London this week as part of the prestigious Royal Society Summer Exhibition.

Breathless Genes: the lung and the short of it displays the work of academics, postdocs and postgrads in our Departments of Genetics and Health Sciences. The team is led by Dr Cas Kramer from GENIE, our genetics education centre.

The exhibition, which is free, runs 10.00am-5.00pm today and tomorrow (Thursday), then 10.00am-9.00pm on Friday and Saturday and 10.00am-6.00pm on Sunday. The address is 6-9 Carlton House Terrace SW1Y 5AG; nearest tubes Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus.

Professor Martin Tobin has been interviewed about the Breathless Genes exhibit and the research behind it for the BBC World Service programme Health Check. This will be broadcast tonight at 7.32pm and repeated at various times over the new few days.

The exhibit has also been given the imprimatur of recognition by the organisers of last month's World Spirometry Day!

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