Ethics & Challenges of Personalised Medicine: 1 Jul 2019


The ethics surrounding personalised medicine, and the challenges faced by the NHS in particular, are important issues for our researchers of the future to be aware of. The debate, chaired by Dr Messenger, will discuss ethical considerations including patient genome sequencing, the challenges of keeping our personal data safe and whether our health service is prepared for the making personalised medicine accessible to all.

(Followed by coffee/tea in the Social Space in Miall Building, 3.30-4.00pm – All welcome)

Please note that this will be followed by another event, Careers Beyond Academia Panel, at 4.00 – 5.30pm in the same venue (Medical Lecture Theatre: Level 7, Worsley Building, University of Leeds).

You are welcome to attend one or both events.

Please choose your option(s) when booking.


Monday 1st July 2019          2.15 to 3.00pm


Medical Lecture Theatre: Level 7, Worsley Building, University of Leeds

Panel members

Chaired by Dr. Michael Messenger, Head of Personalised Medicine and Health, University of Leeds

Panel:  Dr Ruth Burnett, Prof Anne Morgan, Prof Jenny Hewison, Dr Francesco Del Galdo  (Held in the Medical Lecture Theatre

Who should attend?

This event is organised for PhD students by the MRC DiMeN DTP.

PhD students from the White Rose BBSRC DTP are also invited to attend.

This course is self-selecting.  If you feel it would be useful, you are welcome to attend.

Mandatory or optional?

It is an optional course for those students from the White Rose BBSRC DTP.

Transport arrangements

White Rose BBSRC DTP students from Sheffield and York should make their own way there and claim transport costs through their normal conference / training allowance.


Between the two events, there will be coffee/tea at 3.30-4.00pm in the Social Space in the Miall Building – All welcome

How to book

Click here to book your place


Dr Emily Goodall
BSc (Hons), PhD, SFHEA

Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) DTP Manager
Graduate School Manager: Faculty of Science

Tel: 0114 222 3615
Twitter: @DrEmilyG
Address: Bateson Centre, University of Sheffield, Firth Court, Sheffield, S10 2TN