On Wednesday 23rd September, the Biology Department hosted a careers and wellbeing event for our Sixth Form students. Dr Andrew McDowell from UUJ spoke about the new developments within Stratified Medicine and explained how cutting edge genetic screening is helping doctors deliver tailored drug treatments to sufferers of arthritis, cancer, cystic fibrosis along with many other common diseases and conditions faced today.
Our pupils had an opportunity to hear about exciting new degree opportunities and the wide career options offered within the world of Stratified medicine. A colleague of Dr McDowell, Coral Lapsley, spoke about her PhD project which uses genetic profiling and lifestyle mapping to find out more about the link between our genes and mental wellbeing in young people. Her study is the first of its kind and includes 1200 first year university students at UUJ.