Co-founder/CEO of Sano Genetics. Researcher in genomics and rare disorders.
EP 53 Predictions and trends to watch for the year ahead with Jane Theaker, Phillip Beer, and Jason Mellad
January 14th, 2021 | 41 mins 37 secs
This first episode of 2021 sees host Patrick Short talk to three insightful guests about their predictions for research and medicine in the year ahead. In this compilation episode, Patrick talks to Jane Theaker, Phillip Beer and Jason Mellad, each experts in their field.
EP 52 Population-scale viral sequencing with Dr Jeff Barrett, Lead Statistical Geneticist for COG-UK
December 9th, 2020 | 39 mins 18 secs
Patrick and Jeff discuss COG-UK's sequencing operation that is tracking viral spread around the UK, how to identify super spreader events from virus data, what is known about re-infection from COVID19, and results from the vaccine trials and what the next year may hold.
November 26th, 2020 | 48 mins 10 secs
Patrick and Jennifer discuss the history of the Alberta's Tomorrow Project, its goals for the future, and the role Covid will continue to play including with research studies that are not directly associated with the disease.
EP 50 Dr Barry Singer, the MS doctor who is using technology to connect with patients and scale his impact
November 11th, 2020 | 45 mins 31 secs
Dr Barry Singer is a neurologist who specialises in multiple sclerosis, he is also the host of MS Living Well, a podcast that deals with living with multiple sclerosis. In 2007 Dr Singer created the website MS living well as a resource centre for patients looking to find information about the disease.
October 29th, 2020 | 45 mins 29 secs
Patrick and Dr Daphne Martschenko discuss the history of IQ testing, how genome-wide association analysis and polygenic risk scores are being applied to education, and the ethical issues surrounding gene editing technologies.
October 14th, 2020 | 51 mins 2 secs
Seb Tucknott is an author and patient advocate who was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2008. Seb joins the podcast to discuss how to view the healthcare system from an outsider's perspective, making lifestyle changes, and his 2019 book 'Tipping the Balance'.
September 30th, 2020 | 40 mins 30 secs
Chief Executive Officer of Health Data Research UK Caroline Cake joins Patrick to talk about accelerating medical research through health data science
September 16th, 2020 | 38 mins 4 secs
book, cancer, kat arney, rebel cell
Kat Arney returns to the podcast to discuss her new book ‘Rebel Cell’, which takes an evolutionary look at cancer.
EP 45 Steff Di Pardo on Ankylosing Spondylitis and Instagram as a support network for health communities
September 2nd, 2020 | 23 mins 22 secs
ankylosing spondylitis, chronic health, health
This week we talk to Steff Di Pardo, a patient advocate and writer who has Ankylosing Spondylitis - which is a chronic autoimmune disease. She talks about the long road to diagnosis, how she started opening up about her condition to friends and family on Facebook, and her decision to bring her refreshing honesty to a wider audience with her blog, Totally Chronic.
EP 44 Bringing preventive health to 8 billion people: Peter Würtz from Nightingale Health on their pioneering blood testing platform
August 19th, 2020 | 39 mins 28 secs
We talk to Peter about their work with the UK Biobank, including recent research that shows their blood test could be used predict severe COVID19 well before onset of symptoms.
EP 43 Diversity in clinical research and COVID19's impact on people with immune conditions with Dr Sonya Abraham.
August 5th, 2020 | 43 mins 23 secs
Sonya Abraham is a clinical senior lecturer in rheumatology and a research physician at Imperial College London. We talk to her about BAME representation in clinical research and about her rheumatology research, including the role of the microbiome, and what COVID19 researchers can learn from existing rheumatology research.
EP 42 Tapoka Mkandawire on the gut microbiome, neglected tropical diseases, and the power of citizen science
July 29th, 2020 | 33 mins 51 secs
Tapoka Mkandawire is a PhD student in parasitology & genomics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. She studies neglected tropical diseases, which affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide but aren't that well known in the UK.
EP 41 Keith McArthur, the rare disease dad who is re-writing the rules in order to find a cure for his son - Live Podcast
July 25th, 2020 | 50 mins 27 secs
genetics, grin, patients, rare disease, research
Keith McArthur is one of the parents re-writing the rules for research in rare disease. Keith is CEO of the CureGRIN foundation, a non-profit backed by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. Keith and his co-founder Denise Rehner believe that patients hold the power to accelerate research and drive progress, and that a cure for GRIN Disorders is possible.
July 23rd, 2020 | 34 mins 58 secs
biobank, coronavirus, covid, covid19, genetics, medical research, medicine, research
Professor Sir Rory Collins, Founder and Chief Executive of the UK Biobank, talks to us this week about the origins of this world-changing project that has catalysed a wave of new discoveries in large part by levelling playing field in data access.
Ep 39 How hundreds of scientists from 50 nations are collaborating on Slack to study genetics & COVID19 with Dr Andrea Ganna
July 9th, 2020 | 41 mins 56 secs
covid, covid 19, genetics, research, researchers, virus
Andrea Ganna has been leading COVID19HG, a worldwide effort to understand the role that our genetics plays in COVID-19 infection and severity. In this episode, we discuss some of the group's findings so far and the origins of this initiative, which has now attracted hundreds of researchers from over 50 nations.
Ep 38 Big Data in genomics - why we need 'the cloud' and AI to make sense of it all with Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford
June 30th, 2020 | 38 mins 45 secs
ai, big data, data, genetics, lifebit, maria chatzou dunford, the cloud
Genomic data, is big data - so how do we actually make sense of this huge amount of data? And why should we use 'the cloud’ to store and analyse it? We talk to Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford, CEO and Co-Founder of LifeBit, a company that wants to democratise analysis of genetic big data.