Professor Nicky Ragge features on Australia’s national radio

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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An Oxford Brookes professor has been interviewed as part of ‘The Science Show’ on ABC Radio National, Australia’s national broadcaster.

Nicky Ragge is Professor of Medical Genetics in the Department of Biological and Medical Sciences. Her research explores the genetic basis of conditions where children are born with structural abnormalities of the eye. She also works as a consultant clinical Geneticist at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

In the interview, Professor Ragge outlines some of the conditions that occur in babies’ eyes that are caused by genetic problems. She also goes on to discuss treatments that can be applied. 

Professor Ragge collaborates with scientists and clinicians around the globe to develop world-leading research in her lab at Oxford Brookes. Over the next few years, it is likely that the dream of developing treatments that can replace the function of missing or malfunctioning genes will be realised. This may enable therapies to grow the eye or preserve sight - bringing relief to many patients around the world.

Listen to Professor Nicky Ragge’s interview here.