Professor Daniel M Davis, author of ‘The Compatibility Gene’ gave a lecture on the crucial genes that define relationships, health and individuality on Thursday 26th February 2015 in London. He spoke about immunology, transplantation and the scientific revolution in compatibility and the research being conducted in these areas. The event was for alumni of the University of Manchester where Dan Davis is a Professor of Immunology and Director of Research at the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research. Hosted by Professor Martin J Humphries, Vice President and Dean of Life Sciences at the University, the event was attended by many leading specialists in the sector including John Hartley, Professor of Cancer Studies at UCL; Kieran Murphy, CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences; Albert Pattison, Managing Director of Hart Biologicals and Philip Chin, CEO of Langland ADM which works in healthcare advertising and many others.
Other attendees included supporters and alumni of the University including Michael Alexander, former Non-Executive Director of Costain Plc, Dr Luke Hakes, Venture Investment Manager at Octopus Investments; Simon Oddie, Partner at Gemini Oil & Gas Advisors; Arpita Dutt, Partner at Braham Dutt Badrick French LLP and Stephen Richards, Chairman of Attraction World Holdings/Gill Marine. The event was organised by Kate White, Head of Philanthropy (Life Sciences) and Paul Winter, Development Officer (Life Sciences) of the University’s Development and Alumni Relations team.
The Compatibility Gene lecture was one in a high profile series of events organised by the University of Manchester, one of the world’s leading research universities in the world, that has more Nobel laureates on its staff than any other University in the UK. To date, it has had 25 Nobel Prize winners among current and former staff and students, including Professor Sir Andre Geim and Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov who discovered graphene. To find out more about the University of Manchester, its events and lecture series visit www.manchester.ac.uk