Using DNA and gene-based therapy to treat human diseases may sound like science-fiction, but there are already several gene therapies in use today, for diseases such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. This lecture will describe what gene therapy is all about, the recent advancements in the field and what the future holds for gene therapies.
No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.
Professor Boyd is President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. He has been Vice-President of the Faculty from 2012-2015 and was involved in the development of Good Pharmaceutical Medical Practice. He has also been the Chair of the Education Committee and Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Pharmaceutical Medicine for the Faculty.