Madness of King George

April 26, 2012

King George

British Monarch, King George, III, is not remembered for how he ruled Europe, but for how he publicly suffered a mental illness later in life. But, was King George mad or misunderstood? What was this mysterious disease and what can we learn from early medical practitioners who treated his condition? Mad with intrigue? Join us with modern day Sherlock Holmes, Professor Martin Warren, of the University of Kent, UK, to learn how modern science is shedding clues on the molecular basis of American independence!

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What You Will Learn

  • How heme is made
  • What can go wrong with heme biosynthesis
  • A bit of history of the British royal family
  • How forensic science can be use to investigate disease linked with import historical characters

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Martin Warren
University of Kent