August 2017: There is still plenty of time to sign up for Halloween HI-ke. A virtual 5K, 10K or half-marathon race. All proceeds go to the Hyperinsulinism Charity. It’s a fantastic cause so please help to support this if you can (See here for further details).
May 2017: Tom represents the HIgenes team at the EASD-Study Group on Genetics of Diabetes conference in Leiden. During the meeting Tom presented his work on investigating the role of variants in UCP2 in individuals with congenital hyperinsulinism.
March 2017: Ten months since its launch and we have received our 1000th visitor to the HIgenes website. We are always trying to improve the content of website so if you have any suggestions or comments please email them directly to S.Flanagan@exeter.ac.uk.
February 2017: Congenital Hyperinsulinism International release a behind the scenes video showing the process of genetic testing for Hyperinsulinism in the Exeter Laboratory. Click here to view the short video.
February 2017: Anna Bussell, an MSc Student at the University of Exeter, has joined the HIgenes research group. Welcome to the team Anna!
November 2016: To mark World Diabetes Day Sian describes the teams work researching the genetic causes of neonatal diabetes and hyperinsulinism for the University of Exeter Medical School Facebook page. To see the video click here.
September 2016: The HIgenes team had the pleasure of welcoming Julie Raskin, Davelyn Hood and Janna Pelle from Congenital Hyperinsulinism International to Exeter. After a tour of the laboratory and discussions around the research taking place in Exeter the team learnt about the great work being undertaken by CHI.
September 2016: Sian attends the Congenital Hyperinsulinism International Family Conference in Paris where she explains about the crucial role of genetics in this condition.
August 2016: Sarah talks to the Exeter Molecular Genetics Diagnostic team (those that do all of the hard work!) about the importance of genetic testing in individuals with congenital hyperinsulinism.
June 2016: Sarah talks to the Genetic Diabetes Nurses at the Exeter study day on the role of HNF1A mutations in congenital hyperinsulinism.
April 2016: Sian and Sarah attend the 2016 ‘Congenital Hypoglycaemia Disorders: Hyperinsulinism and GSD’ professional conference hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Congenital Hyperinsulinism International (CHI) family day conference.
March 2016: Sarah explains her work on congenital hyperinsulinism to colleagues at the Living Systems Institute Research Symposium at the University of Exeter.