Martin Andrews leads our Rare Diseases Unit to help advance the treatment of patients affected by rare diseases. He was appointed Senior Vice President, GSK Rare Diseases in November 2013.
Rare Disease Day on 29th February holds personal significance for two colleagues working in our Rare Disease Unit; Jessica Imrie and Julie Venners Christensen both have children with rare disorders.
Since the structure of DNA was discovered by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953, significant advances have been made in our understanding of diseases caused by faulty genes.
Patients & consumers
As a biomedical researcher at a major medical institution, Jennifer’s happiest days are spent reading, learning, and working on discovering something that will help improve people’s health. While her research includes rare diseases, she never imagined that she’d one day put her skills to use on herself, to unlock the strange mystery going on inside her body.