Understanding disease

Dr Jasmine Westendorf from the School of School of Social Sciences and Communications interviews Professor Emma Whitelaw in this interesting insight into the research focus area, 'Understanding disease'.

Together they discuss:

  • how the research focus area aims to understand the molecular nature of disease and health, particularly inherited and diseases of early childhood
  • research that is taking place in the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, using flies to help us understand which genes are causative in Autism
  • the link with the Austin Hospital, industry partners and the local community.

At the end of the interview we learn what career path Emma would have chosen if she wasn't a scientist.

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