News and Events

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


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.


Visit YouTube to see the ‘Behind the Scenes’ clip on HI genetic testing in Exeter

February 2017: Anna Bussell, an MSc Student at the University of Exeter, has joined the HIgenes research group. Welcome to the team Anna!


Anna Bussell joins the HIgenes team

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.


Hyperinsulinism training session for Exeter Molecular Genetics Team

June 2016: Sarah talks to the Genetic Diabetes Nurses at the Exeter study day on the role of HNF1A mutations in congenital hyperinsulinism.


Update on the role of HNF1A mutations in hyperinsulinism for genetics diabetes specialist nurses

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.


Sarah explains about the hyperinsulinism research that is being undertaken at the University of Exeter