The 2015 Darwin lecture: Transforming medical practice - from population health to precision medicine


Monday 19 October 2015


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Public Engagement Programme , Linnean Society Of London



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The 7th Darwin lecture hosted joint with The Linnean Society of London  will be given by Professor Sir John Bell. Each year the Darwin Lecture looks at the topic of 'Science and Medicine'

This year Professor Sir John Bell will be discussing "Transforming medical practice - from population health to precision medicine".

This meeting is free and open to all; registration required.

About Professor Sir John Bell:

Professor Sir John Bell FRS is Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University.

As a Rhodes Scholar (1975-78), Sir John undertook his medical training in the UK and then went on to Stanford University, returning to the UK in 1987.  His research interests are in the area of autoimmune disease and immunology where he has contributed to the understanding of immune activation in a range of autoimmune diseases.  In 1993, he founded the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, one of the world’s leading centres for complex trait common disease genetics.

Sir John was responsible for the working party that produced the highly influential Academy of Medical Sciences “Strengthening Clinical Research” report that highlighted the need for the UK to focus some of its attention on developing expertise in translational research.

He was appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2006 to Chair the Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR), the body responsible to co-ordinate the research functions of the NIHR and the MRC.  In 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society and was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to Medical Science.  He was President of the Academy of Medical Sciences from 2006 to 2011.

In December 2011, Sir John was appointed one of two UK Life Sciences Champions by the Prime Minister.


6.00 pm


6.30 pm

Welcome address

Mr B Sethia, President, Royal Society of Medicine

6.35 pm

Transforming medical practice - from population health to precision medicine

Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University

7.20 pm

Discussion time

7.30 pm

Vote of thanks

7.35 pm

Drinks reception

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