Saturday talksTalk synopsis & speaker profile
14:00 UNTIL 14:25
Dr Giles Yeo
Are our genes making our jeans too tight?
Bio: Giles obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1998. He studies obesity and was in the initial vanguard that described a number of genes that when mutated, resulted in rare forms of severe obesity, thus uncovering key pathways in the brain that control food intake. His current research focuses on understanding how these pathways differ between lean and obese people, and the influence of genes in our feeding behaviour. He is a graduate tutor and fellow of Wolfson College. Giles also presents science documentaries for the BBC, including ‘Horizon’ and ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor ‘.
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