7.50pm to 9.15pm, Friday 30 May
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Almost two thirds of adults in the UK are classed as overweight or obese, but why is it that some people seem to struggle with their weight? Are there biological factors that are involved in appetite and weight gain? Professor Sadaf Farooqi will explore the genetic factors below the surface, and give an insight into what else may be at play in this complex, multifactorial trait.
Sadaf Farooqi identified the first single gene defect to cause obesity in patients in 1997. She is now a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow and Professor of Metabolism and Medicine in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge.
She leads a team of researchers in the Genetics of Obesity Study, finding new 'obesity genes'.
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