human mannequin

Human Mannequin

Louise Wedderburn is just 18 years old and suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. As she grows older, the condition will affect every one of her joints - meaning her body will slowly be locked in place until she is completely frozen like a statue, unable to move. 

There have been only 700 cases worldwide and just 45 in the UK.

Read more on Growth Factor Signalling within Alex's research group at the SGC, Oxford University.

Visit Dr Alex Bullocks profile page at NDM.