JDRF 'Discovery Days' in Derby

Posted on 11 April 2017

Dr. E. Allison Green gives seminar on her group's research into Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. E. Allison Green was invited by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to give a seminar on her group's research into Type 1 Diabetes as part of the JDRF 'Discovery Days' in Derby on the 25th March 2017.

The event was well attended with children, their carers and adults living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Dr. Green focused her talk on thymic B cells and their role in type 1 Diabetes development, leading to a lively question and answer session with the audience. 

Dr Green said: "it is always a rewarding experiencing talking to people who are affected by T1D and it is an important facet of being a scientist in this field."

Angela Wipperman of JDRF said: "JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, enjoyed hearing from Dr Green when she spoke at one of our Discovery Days - information days for adults and families affected by type 1 diabetes. Dr Green's presentation on the day was really clear and accessible, explaining how the immune system works and how Dr Green's own research is changing the way we think about the autoimmune response in type 1 diabetes. We know that families affected by type 1 diabetes greatly value hearing directly from researchers working on the condition. It helps them understand more about the condition they live with everyday, and offers hope that there will one day be a cure for type 1 diabetes."
 
"JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, is dedicated to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK living with type 1, and at risk of developing it.  We are working towards a day when there is no more type 1 by funding world-class research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes; we are making sure research moves forward and treatments are delivered as fast as possible to those in need; and we give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families."