On Monday 7th October, the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction held its inaugural Away Day.
As a new Department, it was a fantastic opportunity to get the vast majority of our researchers and academics in one place and hear about all the diverse and fascinating work taking place across the Divisions.
As Prof Mark Thursz, Head of Department, referenced in his opening remarks, whilst metabolism, digestion and reproduction may appear somewhat unrelated, they share the goal of driving improvements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, based on strong basic, translational and clinical science.
Our Director @MarkThursz kicks off the MDR Away Day. Everyone is looking forward to hearing about all the fantastic and diverse research programmes going on across the Department. pic.twitter.com/3oApLoy9JR
— Metabolism, Digestion & Reproduction (@ImperialMDR) October 7, 2019
The presentations showed numerous opportunities for collaboration and cross-departmental support, particularly in the investigation of the genome, microbiome and metabolome, methodologies used by many in the Department to underpin their fundamental research and provide novel insights on disease pathogenesis.
Division and Section Heads from across the Department gave presentations highlighting the current projects being undertaken in their research areas. This allowed attendees to discover potential opportunities to collaborate, and also gain insight and experience from colleagues work in the Department.
— Imperial Hepatology (@IHepatology) October 7, 2019
We will be updating the below programme with the speakers’ slides as we receive them:
|MDR Welcome and Introduction||Mark Thursz|
|Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism||Waljit Dhillo
|Digestive Diseases||Maud Lemoine|
|Reorganising the Faculty of Medicine||Jonathan Weber|
|Systems Medicine||Zoltan Takats|
|Digestive Diseases||Gary Frost|
|Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism||Guy Rutter
|Drug Development||Steve Bloom|
Please feel free to contact any of the speakers if you think there are potential opportunities for collaboration or if you would like further information about their research.