University scientist to deliver keynote address at international genetics conference

Date 12.11.2015

Dr Stuart Raleigh, Reader in Molecular Biology and lead for the Centre for Physical Activity and Chronic Disease (PACD) within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the ’10th International Workshop on Applied Genetics: Personalised Medicine in Africa’ conference.

The event will be held at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa between 29 October and 1 November. Dr Raleigh explained: “I am really looking forward to this trip as it will add to my existing collaborative research with my South African partners. My visit has been made possible by a UK-South Africa link award and funding from the National Research Foundation of South Africa.  My keynote talk will focus on my research relating to biochemical factors that could be used to optimise exercise on a personal basis. I will also be talking about the possibility of launching a genetic screening service with commercial partners Gknowmix, a private healthcare company who are based in the country.”

While in South Africa, Dr Raleigh will also be delivering lectures at the University of Cape Town’s Department of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine.

Dr Raleigh added: “Myself and the University of Northampton have a long-standing collaboration with partners at the universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, the South African MRC and Gknowmix.” ​