Feb 21 2020

Celebrate the College's 10th annual Rare Disease Day event taking place on Wednesday (26 February), from 11am-1pm in the Windsor building.

The event aims to draw attention to rare diseases and the millions of people who are affected by them, highlighting the need for more reasearch and funing to help people affected and their families. Rare diseases are a serious public health concern and an international priority, but unfortunately often very little is known about them by health professionals and the public alike. Rare Disease Day encourages us to continue finding ways to work together. In 2020 it conveys the message that we need to strive towards better access to diagnosis, treatment, care and social opportunity. 

Rare disease research at Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway is a leading institution in the development of novel therapies for rare diseases, including Spinal muscular atrophy, Ataxia telangiectasia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Motor neuron disease and Neurofibromatosis. Our scientists are at the forefront in developing innovative techniques in gene-based therapy. 

Department of Biological Sciences

The department of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway has earned an international reputation for the world-class quality of our research which is at the forefront of scientific discovery.

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