During the 1960s, the University of Glasgow became a haven for some of the most prominent and world renowned geneticists of the time. Among them was Malcolm Ferguson-Smith who was distinctly unique in that he had been born, educated and subsequently conducted some of his life’s most significant work all within the city of Glasgow.

Ferguson-Smith’s early career coincided with the emergence of medical genetics as new area of research and his uncompromising work ethic led to him become a pioneer of the field. Among his contributions was the establishment of West of Scotland Regional Genetics Service which was one of the first of such services set up anywhere in the world.

This exhibition on The History of Medical Genetics in Glasgow will consist of a talk and poster set which show a timeline highlighting the progress made in the field throughout the past 60 years from its infancy through to the current day services at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. 

Thursday 14 December, 10:00-17:00 - presentations at 12:00 and 15:00.