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A Gene for this and a Gene for that with Dr Guy Sutton

Posted on 27 April 2018 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

On Thursday 26 April, Director and Founder of Medical Biology Interactive and Honorary Consultant Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Dr Guy Sutton,  made his return to Queen’s Gate following his lecture being cancelled earlier in the year, following heavy snow.

During Science Week in February, Dr Sutton worked with Sixth Form pupils, teaching them about the anatomy of the brain and its functions; before allowing the girls to take part in the dissection of a sheep brain (the most similar to a human brain in shape and make up).

In his lecture, Dr Sutton spoke to guests about genes, beginning with the structure and make up of DNA, before moving onto studies on chromosomal abnormalities, single gene disorders such as Huntingdon’s disease, and multifactoral disorders, such as diabetes and cancer. He ended the lecture talking about Schizophrenia and it’s relationship with brain function, developmental and environmental factors.

Dr Sutton’s enthusiastic delivery kept the audience involved throughout the entire lecture, and a number of questions were asked by the audience at the end of the evening.

Huge thanks go to Dr Sutton for his time and knowledge, and we look forward to his visit again next year!