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PCD Live!: Dr Gabrielle Wheway and PCD and non-CF bronchiectasis in the 100,000 Genomes Project

Feb 26, 2021 | Events

Live recording of PCD Live! With Dr Gabrielle Wheway

‘PCD and non-CF bronchiectasis in the 100,000 Genomes Project; What’s going on in the research domain?’ – Hosted by Lucy Dixon from the PCD Family Support Group UK on Thursday 4th February 2021.

What’s the talk about?

Dr Gabrielle Wheway is a lecturer in Functional Genomics within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. She specialises in understanding why specific changes in specific genes lead to diseases associated with cilia (ciliopathies). Her background is in the study of ciliopathies associated with defects in primary cilia (especially those ciliopathies affecting the eye and brain) and she has worked on the respiratory ciliopathies including PCD since joining the University of Southampton in 2018. In Southampton she works Prof Jane Lucas, who runs the PCD Diagnostic Service in Southampton, and other colleagues.

This talk will give a background to the 100,000 Genomes Project and Dr Wheway will help us understand more about the genetics of PCD.

Next up on PCD Live

PCD Live: It’s Physio time! On 31st March, we have three PCD specialist physiotherapists leading a session on breathing pattern disorders and PCD physio techniques. There will be break out rooms that will be targeted at young children, teens and adults.