We were incredibly fortunate yesterday evening to have Professor Rosalind Eeles visit Haileybury to give a fascinating and thought-provoking lecture on the current research into genomics and its impact on the future of healthcare.
Professor Eeles is an eminent Professor of Oncogenetics and a Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology and Cancer Genetics. Drawing on her vast experience as both a scientist and a clinician, she talked about the progress made in the search for genetic variants in genome mapping, and how this can be used in both the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Professor Eeles also discussed how these developments may impact patient care in the near to longer term future, as well as touching on some of the resulting ethical considerations.
We are grateful to Professor Eeles for taking the time to give such an insightful and inspiring talk to our pupils.