About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Jul 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 29 'The role of the human genome' on Zoom here.

This episode will look at genetic factors surrounding COVID-19, and how we might harness the human genome in the fight against the virus.

Dr Melita Irving, Clinical Genetics Consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust will be joined by Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the William Harvey Research Institute, and Dr Kenneth Baillie, Academic Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at Edinburgh University.

The three will cover topics including how the human genome can influence COVID-19 susceptibility and severity, how the viral and host genomes interact, and the power of large-scale collaborations in tackling the disease through genetic studies.

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Key speakers

Dr Melita Irving

Clinical Genetics Consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, the William Harvey Research Institute

Dr Kenneth Baillie

Academic Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, Edinburgh University



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.