Interviews

Interview with Dr Luigi Grassi, Informatics Scientist, AstraZeneca

17 February 2020

FLG: Could you give us an introduction of yourself and the work you do? I’m Luigi Grassi and I’m an Informatics Scientist at AstraZeneca. I’m responsible for designing and performing bioinformatical analyses of the high throughput sequencing experiments we use to characterise stable cell lines expressing biotherapeutics. FLG: What motivated you to pursue a career […]

4 February 2020

Interview with Dr Halima Moncrieffe, Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Dr Halima Moncrieffe is an Assistant Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, ranked top 3 in the USA, where she combines genomics with immunology to understand medication response and disease etiology. Halima is an award-winning immunologist who’s ultimate goal is to move towards a cure for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, so children can live pain-free and to their full potential

28 January 2020

Coming of Age? How to Translate Generation Genome into Clinical Practice

Karen Lighting Jones, Head of Future Place at Roche. Back in 2016, Dame Sally Davies concluded her Chief Medical Officer annual report by saying “Genomics is not tomorrow, it’s here today. I believe genomic services should be available to more patients, whilst being a cost-effective service in the NHS”.

27 January 2020

Interview with Dr Cecilia Domínquez Conde, Postdoctoral Fellow, Teichmann Lab, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Dr Cecilia Dominguez Conde is a postdoctoral fellow at the Teichmann Lab, Wellcome Sanger Institute. During her PhD, she discovered DOCK2 and POLD immunodeficiencies, and her current work focuses on studying the human immune system across different body sites and unravelling the clonal distributions of T and B lymphocytes. Cecilia is speaking at this years Festival of Genomics, and we found out what she’s looking forward to the most.

20 January 2020

Interview with Dr Alfredo Iacoangeli, Principal Investigator, King’s College London

Dr Alfredo Iacoangeli is a post-doctoral researcher at King’s College London whose aim is the development of a high throughput gene, environment and epigenetics database and analysis system for international ALS research. We managed to have a chat with Alfredo ahead of him speaking at the Festival of Genomics about his work, and why he’s excited to be a part of the festival this year.

10 January 2020

Interview with Dr Rona Strawbridge, UKRI Innovation

Dr Rona Strawbridge has been using genetics to try to understand complex diseases, who’s work has focused much on obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and more recently serious mental illness. We managed to have a chat with Rona ahead of her speaking at the Festival of Genomics about her work and why she’s excited to be speaking at the festival this year.

10 December 2019

Interview with Arianne Shahvisi, Senior Lecturer in Ethics

Arianne Shahvisi is a Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. We managed to have a chat with Arianne ahead of her speaking at the Festival of Genomics, to get her take on the ‘coloniality’ of health and how the much-hyped advent of Whole Genome Sequencing might play a role in exasperating social injustices.

5 December 2019

Interview with Rory Collins, UK Biobank

Rory Collins, Principal Investigator and Chief Executive of UK Biobank leads this landmark project. We talk to him about some of the research outcomes from UK Biobank, and why he’s excited to be speaking at the Festival of Genomics this January.