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IMSR Public Seminar with Dr Thomas Upton

Friday 3 July 2020 (13:00-14:00)

James Durrant

Thomas Upton
Dr Thomas Upton

Talk tile: Dynamic hormone diagnostics: Novel approaches and new insights

Speaker: Dr Thomas Upton

This talk is about hormone dynamics. Hormone physiology represents a state of dynamic equilibrium. This means that single time point measurements are often challenging or impossible to interpret. Recently we have developed a novel method that allows dynamical hormone changes to be captured without minimal disruption. Using mathematical modelling and machine learning techniques this dynamical data has the potential to provide significant new insights into the diagnosis and understanding of endocrine conditions.

About the speaker

Thomas is currently a clinical research fellow working in Professor Stafford Lightman's group at the University of Bristol. After undergraduate degrees in neuroscience, psychology and medicine at the University of Otago he completed clinical training in diabetes in endocrinology and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In 2016 he moved to Bristol and is now in his final year of his PhD.

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