British Monarch, King George, III, is not remembered for how he ruled Europe, but for how he publicly suffered a mental illness later in life. But, was King George mad or misunderstood? What was this mysterious disease and what can we learn from early medical practitioners who treated his condition? Mad with intrigue? Join us with modern day Sherlock Holmes, Professor Martin Warren, of the University of Kent, UK, to learn how modern science is shedding clues on the molecular basis of American independence!
“Madness of King George” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker, Dr. Martin Warren, University of Kent, UK
What You Will Learn
- How heme is made
- What can go wrong with heme biosynthesis
- A bit of history of the British royal family
- How forensic science can be use to investigate disease linked with import historical characters
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Experts
Martin Warren is Professor of Biochemistry and Head of School at the University of Kent with a research interest in metabolic pathways. He is particularly interested in the biosynthesis of some of the life pigments such as heme, chlorophyll and vitamin B12. His research area spans the areas of scientific historiography through to synthetic biology.
Darren Griffin, PhD is Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent, UK. Previously he was Professor of Genetics at Brunel University. In 2002, he was admitted as a fellow of the Society of Biology and in 2008 he was awarded both a fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists and Doctor of Science from the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Institutional Teaching Prize for his work in supervising graduate students and was recently shortlisted for Research Project of the Year by the Times Higher Education supplement. Dr. Griffin completed his post-doctoral research in Cleveland, Ohio and at The University of Cambridge. He received his PhD at University College London in 1992, graduated from the University of Manchester in 1988.
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