Conference on Fundamental Diseases 2014

One of the first events organised by Findacure, our inaugural scientific conference, was held in Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in early March. It discussed the fundamental importance of rare diseases to the advancement of medical science, and way in which rare diseases can inform our knowledge of common conditions.

Programme

Historical link between the rare and the common
Prof. T.M. Cox, University of Cambridge

What does the iconic rare disease alkaptonuria teach us about ageing and age-related join destruction?
Prof. Jim Gallagher, University of Liverpool

Clues to kidney cancer from fundamental diseases
Prof. Eamonn Maher, University of Cambridge

Why is carriage of only one type of cystic fibrosis so common: a fundamental frequency?
Dr Anil Mehta, University of Dundee