In 2015 researchers from Newcastle University discuss genetic research with the public during the ‘Genetics Matters’ event at the Great North Museum. Topics discussed included how to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial disease, the 100,000 genome project as well as the future of genetic diagnosis. For a copy of the slides presented during this event, please click here.
In 2016 the ‘Genetics Matters’ event was held at the Centre for Life and Dr Robert McFarland from the Centre gave a talk on mitochondrial disease and diagnostics to the general public. During the interactive break time sessions a number of researchers were there to answer questions on our research and to give members of the public a hands on demonstration of some of the techniques being developed within our Centre.