Conference presentations

 International Cardiovascular Genetics Conference in Cardiff, October 2017. Oral presentation.

 Invited speaker at Electrophysiology day 4: cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death from bench to bedside meeting organised by the Cardiology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine July 2017.

 European Society for Human Genetics Conference, Copenhagen, May 2017. Oral presentation.

 Oral presentation at International Congress of Human Genetics 2016, Kyoto.

 ‘Genomics and Sudden Death’ invited speaker at Electrophysiology day 4: cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death from bench to bedside meeting organised by the Cardiology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine May 2015.

 Oral presentation at European Society of Human Genetics Conference 2015, Glasgow.

 Invited speaker at the 10th Workshop on Cardiomyopathy and Contractility, Imperial College, November 2015.

 Invited speaker at the London Myology Forum, Royal Veterinary College, July 2015.

Public talks and events

August 2018 STEM Careers Speed Networking Event organised by in2science. As part of this event Yalda met with students who had carried out in2science organised summer project placements, to answer any questions they had about a future science-related career. You can read more about it in the blog.

March 2018, Women In Stem Event/International Womens Day

Yalda spent the afternoon at the Arts and Media School in Islington as part of an event organised to inspire young women to take up STEM subjects. You can read more about it in the blog here......

January 2018, Careers Fair

Yalda had a great time speaking to students of the Henrietta Barnett School  in London, as part of their annual careers fair. You can find out more by clicking here......

 

March 2017, The Henrietta Barnett School, London

Yalda was invited to give a talk to the 6th Form BioChem Society on identifying the genes responsible for inherited heart conditions. One of the Year 12 students described the talk in the school's weekly newsletter:

"In March 2017 the BioChem Society welcomed Dr Yalda Jamshidi to speak. She is now a geneticist who focuses on cardiovascular disease, and is part of a research team funded by the British Heart Foundation. She presented a fascinating talk on identifying the genes responsible for inherited heart conditions. We learnt about the various ways of monitoring the heart, and how a simple ECG or MRI can unveil a condition as serious as cardiomyopathy and the significant role this scanning process has played in mapping such genetic conditions in families. She described the use of zebrafish as effective research models for investigating cardiovascular diseases in humans, due to their high genetic similarity to us and transparent embryos, meaning that non-invasive imaging techniques can be used to view the impact of genetic manipulation. Dr Jamshidi's talk was extremely informative and the huge turnout was reflective of how interesting it was! The talk was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in attendance.”


BBC RADIO 4 BIOHACKING SERIES

Biohacking

BBC Radio 4 recently presented a series on Biohacking which very nicely covered CRISPR, its use, problems, ethics and future directions. You can hear Yalda in the fourth episode in the series (available on BBC iPlayer - click the image on the left), talking about mosaicism.

 

Christmas Science Experiment

Yalda was excited to take part in an important Christmas science experiment carried out by The Times, to find out if there is an ideal drinking level for dancing? To read more about the reasoning behind the experiment and to find out the conclusion you can check out the article here. If you're curious you can watch a short clip of her dancing efforts above alongside The Times Science Editor Tom Whipple ;-)

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NAKED GENETICS PODCAST

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Media Highlights and Science Commentary

Human embryos edited to stop disease

BBC News-2 Aug 2017

Dr Yalda Jamshidi, a reader in genomic medicine at St George's University of London, said: "The study is the first to show successful and efficient correction of a disease-causing mutation in early stage human embryos with gene editing. "Whilst we are just beginning to understand the complexity of genetic ...

Major Genetic breakthrough could curb thousands of hereditary ...
iNews-2 Aug 2017

Scientists mend genetic defect in human embryo for first time
Financial Times-2 Aug 2017

Human embryo editing breakthrough is a 'major advance' towards ...
In-Depth-The Independent-2 Aug 2017

From fantasy to possibility

The Statesman-8 Aug 2017

“Families with genetic diseases have a strong drive to find cures,” said Yalda Jamshidi, reader in genomic medicine at St George's, University of London. “Whilst we are just beginning to understand the complexity of genetic disease, gene-editing will likely become acceptable when its potential benefits, ...


Muscular Dystrophy News

Genetic study identifies a new form of congenital muscular dystrophy

Science Daily-9 Feb 2017

The discovery will allow a precise genetic diagnosis for a greater number of children affected by this condition, and help inform better clinical management. The study, led by Dr Yalda Jamshidi from St George's, University of London and Dr Chiara Manzini from George Washington University, examined the ...

Genetic study identifies new form of congenital muscular dystrophy

Drug Target Review-13 Feb 2017

This discovery will allow a precise genetic diagnosis for a greater number of children affected by this condition, and help inform better clinical management. The study, led by Dr Yalda Jamshidi from St George's, University of London and Dr Chiara Manzini from George Washington University, examined the ...


Blood Test to Diagnose Inherited Heart Conditions

Medscape-22 Feb 2016

A new genetic test has been developed to help diagnose people with inherited heart conditions, the British Heart Foundation has announced. Research funded by the charity looked at a particular group of genes that could be reliably checked for all known heart condition genes using one simple test.


Study identifies new genes related to heart function

UPI.com-3 Oct 2016

Jamshidi went on to add the next step in his research is identifying the specific roles the genes play. Researchers have continued testing the relationship between genetics and heart development using fruit flies. By switching certain genes on and off, scientists examine which genes are responsible for ...


Row over human embryo gene editing

BBC News-24 Apr 2015

Dr Yalda Jamshidi, at St George's University Hospital, said: "In theory, replacing the defective gene with a healthy one would be the ideal solution. "Researchers have been working on developing techniques to accomplish this for many years. "However, altering genes in human embryos can have ...

World's first genetic modification of human embryos reported ...
In-Depth-Science Daily-24 Apr 2015


Parents who refused to let baby die of leukaemia change medical ...

Telegraph.co.uk-5 Nov 2015

Dr Yalda Jamshidi, Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics, St George's University Hospital Foundation Trust, added : “Gene editing is an exciting scientific advance with potential to treat many human genetic diseases. “Importantly, unlike recent controversial reports of gene editing in human embryos with ...

Everything You Need To Know About Amazing Cancer-Killing "Gene ...
Popular Mechanics-6 Nov 2015


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genetics hall of fame

Yalda with Prof Jim Watson at a recent fundraising event.

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The structure of dna

Watson and Crick with their model of DNA.

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