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.