Lydia Seed

Medical Student

Finding a Needle in a Haystack - panel discussion

Lydia will join Cam Uni student and fellow genomics podcast host, Angela Lochmuller, to host a panel of experts to respond to sound bites from people who have faced a challenging diagnostic odyssey, exploring how their various areas of expertise in genomics and intelligent technology can help unravel some of medicine’s most complex diagnostic challenges.

Lydia is a final year medical student at the University of Cambridge. She has been volunteering with CRDN since the start of the pandemic in 2020, where she helped design a Hospital Passport for rare disease patients at a time when families were unable to join patients in hospital and specialist medical teams were redeployed.

Lydia has a Masters in Genomic Medicine and is actively involved in genomics research.

She is co-host of the educational podcast Genomics Unravelled and last year she founded the Cambridge University Genomic Medicine Society.

Previous talks:

Lydia has presented her research as posters or platform presentations at several national and international conferences.

Previous advocacy work:

Lydia developed and lead The Cambridge Period Project, a student movement committed to alleviating period poverty and achieving menstrual equity within the university and wider community. Notably, she spearheaded a successful campaign that secured free menstrual product provision across the University of Cambridge.

My three wishes for the future of rare diseases are:

  • rapid access to diagnostic services
  • easy and equitable access to clinical trials and novel therapies
  • and improved coordination of multi-disciplinary care.