2017 Darwin lecture: From gene identification to clinical benefit - the example of cystic fibrosis


Wednesday 15 November 2017


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



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Each year the Darwin Lecture looks at the topic of 'Science and Medicine'.

The 9th annual Darwin lecture will be given by Professor Eric Alton, Professor of Gene Therapy and Respiratory Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital.

Register now to hear Professor Alton outline the development of gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, present an update on the progress made with small molecules and discuss how years of important lessons may be of broader relevance to the current focus on genetics and genomic medicine

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



6.00 pm


6.30 pm

Welcome address

6.35 pm

2017 Darwin lecture

Professor Eric Alton

7.20 pm

Discussion time

7.30 pm

Vote of thanks

7.35 pm

Drinks reception

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For information on this event, contact Aaliyah ArcherTel: 020 7290 3919 Email: public@rsm.ac.uk arrow