100,000 Genomes Project

Last Friday, Dr Nirupa Murugaesu gave a compelling talk about the 100,000 Genomes Project and the future of genetics in healthcare. Dr Murugaesu, Consultant Medical Oncologist at St. George’s Hospital and Clinical Lead for molecular oncology at Genomics England, is a perfect example of how it is possible to combine a career in clinical medicine with cutting edge research. She described the science behind how a tumour mutates to form a cancer, how each tumour has its own unique genetic fingerprint and then how the project is helping to deliver a personalised treatment plan for each patient. Dr Murugaesu is an inspiring woman who is at the forefront of her field and is evidence that it is possible for women to lead the way in STEM.

Shivani, Lower Sixth