Open Consent: Genetics and the loss of anonymity
Professor Colin Smith, Professor of Functional Genomics, is the first person to donate his complete genome sequence under ‘open consent’ in the UK – waiving any rights to anonymity.
Join the discussion with Colin at the British Science Festival on the 8 September to understand the reasons for his decision, and why this approach will ultimately benefit the public if more people follow suit.
Location: Brighton City, Old Courtroom theatre
Duration: 17:00 – 18:00
Date: Friday 8 September 2017
Colin Smith joined the University of Brighton to establish a new genomics facility. Genomics technologies have been at the heart of his research for the last 15 years and he has been engaged in a range of interdisciplinary national and international collaborations, investigating antibiotic production by bacteria, human sleep and human nutrition.