Guest Talk by Dr. William Gerard Newman, University of Manchester, UK

November 29, 2022


Dr. William Gerard Newman, Professor, Translational Genomic Medicine in The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom delivered a guest talk on "Implementing pharmacogenetics in clinical practice to improve drug effectiveness and safety" on 29 November 2022, 9.00 am at MCOPS, Manipal. The event was organized by Pharmacy Literacy Club (PLC), Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS in association with the Department of Medical Genetics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Dr Newman is also the clinical director of N W Genomic Medicine Service Alliance and is the chair of NHSE Clinical Reference Group Genomic Medicine and the European Society of Human Genetics. He is an adjunct faculty of the Department of Medical Genetics, KMC, MAHE, Manipal. His research was focused on pharmacogenetics, defining the genetic factors that influence how patients respond to their medications and rare inherited conditions, and has discovered several genes responsible for a range of conditions, and complex mutational mechanisms that lead to these. Dr. Newman is an avid researcher with an H-index of 59. Throughout his career, he has authored more than 285 papers notably in Nature, Nature Genetics, NEJM, AJHG, Lancet, etc. In his talk, he had given insight into the basic concept of pharmacogenetics. In addition, he explained the importance of Implementing pharmacogenetics in clinical practice to improve patient care.  The program hall was overcrowded with enthusiastic participants. 

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