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Health, Kinship and Genetics: an Interdisciplinary Workshop

Date: Thursday 22 September 2011, 9:30am to 4pm
Location: Room A.042, Medical School Building

Free (registration required)

This one-day workshop explores how the social world of family relationships influences the understanding of family health and genetics (and vice versa).

The workshop is a chance to meet two researchers from the interdisciplinary Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Lives at the University of Manchester, one very eminent (Prof. Jennifer Mason) and one up-and-coming (Dr Petra Nordqvist).

In addition, Dr Anne-Marie Kramer (University of Nottingham) and Dr Felicity Boardman (Warwick Medical School) will also share their research findings in this area. Everyone with an interest in this research area is welcome; the event will be informal, with plenty of room for discussion. Lunch and refreshments will be available.

Speakers and Topics
  • Jennifer Mason (Morgan Centre, Manchester): Kinship as Tangible Affinities
  • Petra Nordqvist (Morgan Centre, Manchester): Genetic Kinship and Assisted Reproduction
  • Anne-Marie Kramer (University of Nottingham): Risk, Health and Family Histories
  • Felicity Boardman (Warwick Medical School): Experience of Prenatal Genetic Testing

If you'd like to attend, please email Antje Lindenmeyer at