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The IMS-MRL seminar series: four events, taking place weekly during term time, with occasional seminars from visiting scientists.

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Dr Kate Downes, East Genomic Laboratory Hub-“The new NHSE Genomic Medicine Service (GMS)”

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Venue: Virtual Seminar – via Zoom

Speaker: Dr Kate Downes – Rare Disease Lead Clinical Scientist, East Genomic Laboratory Hub.

Title: The new NHSE Genomic Medicine Service (GMS)

Host: Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly

Time: 11.00

Kate will provide an introduction to the structure and function of the new NHSE Genomic Medicine Service (GMS). She will introduce the GMS National Test Directory and provide information on the specialist endocrine and metabolic genetic testing strategy and how clinicians can order tests. This presentation will include how changes can be made to the tests provided, how additional genes can be added to tests and how data and expertise can be shared to assist clinical reporting. In addition Kate will discuss opportunities for clinical research in gene discovery and functional characterisation of candidate genetic variants.

For more information and for the Zoom meeting ID and passcode, please contact Carole Smith



October 1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Via Zoom


Professor Steve O’Rahilly