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AHSC seminar: New ways of understanding and treating diabetes
In the next Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) series, an expert from the Trust will pair up with an academic from the College to talk about their latest work in diabetes research and treatments.
Professor Jorge Ferrer, chair in genetics and medicine at the College, will talk about his work that is helping to unravel mechanisms behind type 2 diabetes. His studies have shown that diabetes often results from alterations in the switches that turn our genes on and off, rather than the genes themselves. He will discuss how this knowledge could help identify different subtypes of diabetes, which require a range of treatments. He will also discuss the impact of this development on the future diabetes treatments.
Dr Shivani Misra, consultant in metabolic medicine at the Trust, will talk about her work leading the MY DIABETES study, which investigates types of diabetes in young people from white, South Asian, and African and Caribbean UK ethnic groups, including rare types.
Refreshments will be served following the presentations.
The AHSC is a joint initiative between Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. It aims to transform healthcare by turning scientific discoveries into medical advances to benefit local, national and global populations in as fast a timeframe as possible.