Past event: the measured man

The first event in the new Life Sciences and Society series examined the future of biobanking. In her talk New forms of biobanking: the “measured man”, held on 7 July, Prof Bartha Knoppers, Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University, led us in an exploration of a move from static, one-off genetic testing to continuous, lifelong genome sequencing and analysis to underpin a revolution in medical research and healthcare.

The event was completely booked up well in advance and we were delighted to welcome a near capacity crowd to the Hughes Hall venue on the day.

Delegate feedback:

"Very interesting to hear about challenges with genomics at a governmental/policy level."

"Great, great talk and very well organised."

"I am completely new to this topic but found the talk accessible and grounded in realism – useful!"

"I really enjoyed it, and it was also a good way to meet people and make contact with them."

Life Sciences & Society

Life Sciences & Society series highlight the key areas science and technology could transform disease prevention and care, examine barriers to implementation, and explore the policy implications of biomedical and digital innovations for health. 

Join us at one of our upcoming events here.