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Single gene disorders inform the biology of fracture healing: lessons from neurofibromatosis 1 and osteofibrous dysplasia
Conférence de Peter Kannu, MB ChB, PhD, DCH, FRACP, généticien clinique, Hospital for Sick Children; chercheur associé, SickKids Research Institute; professeur agrégé de pédiatrie, Université de Toronto.
Peter Kannu is a Clinical Geneticist at The Hospital for Sick Children and an associate scientists at the SickKids Research Institute. His special area of expertise is in the inherited disorders of the skeleton that cause short stature, arthritis and osteoporosis. He also provides genetic counseling for children affected by inherited skin disorders and Neurofibromatosis type 1. Peter trained in Paediatric medicine in New Zealand after completing his medical degree and then went on to further training in Clinical Genetics at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne,. Australia. Prior to moving to Canada in 2009 to take up a position at Queen's University, Peter was a Staff Geneticist at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. His current research at SickKids focuses on understanding the biology of genetic disorders which affect growth, bone and cartilage.