Gene therapy is topic of next lunchtime lecture

Friday February 4th 2011

Prof Norman Nevin.Gene therapy will be in the spotlight at the next in the regular series of lunchtime lectures at St Bartholomew’s Church, Stranmillis Road, Belfast.

Professor Norman Nevin, OBE, professor emeritus of medical genetics at Queen's University and an advisor to the government on gene therapies, will address the topic Genes: Dreams or Nightmares?

In his distinguished career Prof Nevin has held various important posts including: Head of the Northern Regional Genetics Service, President of the UK Clinical Genetics Society, member of the Human Genetics Advisory Commission and of the subsequent Human Genetics Commission, member of the European Concerted Action for Congenital Abnormalities, Chairman of the UK Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC). In 2003 he received an OBE for his services to gene therapy.

He is also an elder and lay preacher at the Crescent Church in Belfast.

The lecture takes place at 1.10 p.m. on Tuesday March 1.  There will be time for questions, light refreshments will be available and all are welcome.




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