Genetics, Ethics and Implications for Lives of Autistic People

Professor Thomas Bourgeron will be answering your questions in our live online Q&A, Thursday 1 October 2015, 12.30pm (GMT).

Thomas BourgeronAfter a Master in the field of plant biology, Thomas Bourgeron obtained his Ph.D in human genetics to study mitochondrial diseases. In 2003, he established a laboratory to study the genetics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). His group's most recent results include the identification of one synaptic pathway associated with ASD. In parallel, Professor Bourgeron's group recently identified genetic mutations disrupting melatonin synthesis in individuals with ASD.

Professor Bourgeron will be speaking at our upcoming conference Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Janus View of Autism, taking place on 25-26 November 2015. He will present his research findings as a keynote speaker and will also host a seminar on the subject of genetics.

Autism Care UK logoAutism Care UK are supporting our upcoming conference Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Janus View of Autism 25-26 November. This is the second of four pre-event online Q&As. You can read transcripts from all Q&As here.

Your questions answered

If you have a question for Professor Bourgeron- join us live on Thursday 1 October. You can also email us in advance with your question: Anoushka Pattenden at events@researchautism.net

Joining the event

Simply visit this page again on Thursday 1 October 2015, 12.30-1.30pm GMT. You will see the Q&A taking place in the window below. You can choose to follow the conversation without interacting, or submit a question to Thomas using the comments box (which you will see below once the event is live).

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Please note: the views expressed by Professor Thomas Bourgeron are personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of Research Autism.

25 Oct 2017