The 9th “Dysmorphology in the Genomics Era” course, held in Manchester at the Nowgen Centre, was a resounding success. Already a leading centre for clinical genomics in Europe, MCGM demonstrated the increasingly global reach, with attendees coming from the USA, Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, Palestine, and Argentina. The faculty was almost all Manchester-based from the University of Manchester, and MCGM. 14 scholarships were awarded from the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) and the European Reference Network, ERN-Ithaca.
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named clinical geneticist Dian Donnai, Clinical Head of Division at Saint Mary’s Hospital, as the 2017 recipient of the annual Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education.
The ASHG award recognizes an individual for contributions of exceptional quality and importance to human genetics education internationally. Awardees have had long-standing involvement in genetics education, producing diverse contributions of substantive influence on individuals and/or organizations.
Dr. Donnai’s efforts in human genetics education have reached large and diverse audiences, including clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, students, and the public. Her research at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine has focused on understanding the underlying causes of developmental disorders in children.
Dr. Donnai will receive her award on Wednesday 18th October during ASHG’s 67th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.