Sian Ellard




Sian is Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter Medical School and also a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust where she heads the Molecular Genetics Department. She came to Exeter in 1995 to set up a Molecular Genetics Laboratory providing a core facility for integrated research and diagnostic genetic testing. The laboratory receives samples from >75 countries throughout the world and is acclaimed for both its research into monogenic disorders and the translation of its research discoveries into diagnostic service.

Research interests include monogenic diabetes (with Professor Andrew Hattersley), congenital hyperinsulinism and applying next generation sequencing technology for disease gene discovery and improved diagnostic tests.

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Aug 28th 2017

Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes. There have been huge advances in the field of genetics in the last 10 years since the sequencing of the first human genome in 2003. It is now possible to analyse all 20,000 human genes in a single experiment, rather than focussing on one gene at a time. We are in the genomics era.

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