Speaker: Ian Sayers
In this inaugural lecture, Prof Ian Sayers describes his personal journey in research focussed to understanding asthma during a time of unprecedented advances in the tools available to study genetics of human disease. This new understanding provides opportunities for the development of novel treatments and better targeting of medicines to patients.
Ian Sayers is a Professor of Respiratory Molecular Genetics in the School of Medicine. After studying Biochemistry, he completed a PhD looking at Immunoglobulin E (IgE) receptor interactions in asthma. He then went on to study asthma genetics in Southampton and drug development in New Zealand. He joined the University in 2003 researching the molecular basis of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
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