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Understanding pain: human mendelian pain disorders (Part 1 of 2) webinar

Genetic analysis of families with inherited pain disorders can help identify important insights into the human pain system 

Join Dr. James Cox of UCL, in the first of a 2-part series on pain, as he reviews the methods used to identify genes underlying human monogenic pain disorders and discusses recent developments in our understanding of congenital insensitivity to pain.

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Webinar topics:

  • The methods used to identify genes underlying human monogenic pain disorders
  • The diverse phenotypes associated with mutations in the Nav1.7 voltage-gated sodium channel
  • Recent developments in our understanding of congenital insensitivity to pain

About the presenter:

Dr James Cox is currently an MRC-funded Career Development Fellow and Proleptic Senior Lecturer working in the Molecular Nociception Group at University College London.

As a post-doctoral researcher working with Professor Geoff Woods and Professor John Wood, he focused on SCN9A-associated Congenital Insensitivity to Pain and TRPA1-associated Familial Episodic Pain Syndrome, in addition to other human neurodevelopmental disorders.

James continues to work with families with inherited pain disorders to identify and understand the function of key novel genes in the pain system. He has a particular interest in the contribution of long non-coding RNA genes to pain pathways.

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