Why research matters
Public trust in science and “experts” is at a profound low, yet the potential of research and its power to shape our world has never been more important.
Dr. Giles Yeo is from San Francisco, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1994, he came to Cambridge, becoming a member of Wolfson College and joining the lab of Prof Sydney Brenner for his PhD studies. In 1998 he began his postdoctoral training with Professor Stephen O’Rahilly in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, working on the genetics of severe human obesity. Giles is now a Principal Research Associate and group leader at the University Metabolic Research Labs, studying brain control of food intake and bodyweight. He is also director of the Genomics and Transcriptomics core facility.Giles has been a tutor at Wolfson College since 2009, responsible for most of the Wolfson students based at Addenbrooke’s biomedical campus, the Babraham Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the EBI, and other ‘non-Cambridge-centre’ institutes.