Segun Fatumo: Bioinformatics

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Image credit: Photo provided by kind permission of Segun Fatumo.

Using genetics to understand people’s risk of developing different conditions and diseases may not have seemed possible only a short time ago. However, now that the human genome has been mapped, alongside powerful computers and computer scientists like Segun Fatumo this science fiction is now science fact.

Segun researches approaches to associate genetic variation with particular diseases. He has identified ways to treat malaria, some of which have been tested and validated experimentally.

 


CLASSROOM IDEAS

Science: Research about the human genome project and the impacts it has had. Future gaze and think, what might be next. Consider the ethical implications of people being expected to undergo genetic screening.

 

This work was supported by the Institute of Coding, which is supported by the Office for Students (OfS).