Affymetrix Apex 3 is run by seven University of Edinburgh medical students who are travelling with 21 volunteers, an expedition doctor and an ultrasonographer to high altitude in June 2011.
The organising committee consists of seven University of Edinburgh medical students, and began organising the Affymetrix Apex 3 expedition in October 2009.
The expedition doctor is an experienced expert in expedition medicine.
Expedition Doctor: Dr. Caroline Heggie
The expedition was advertised around the University of Edinburgh campus and through the student press. Thusly, volunteers were drawn mainly from the University of Edinburgh, although we had interest from numerous Universities and Institutions, as well as the general public.
We have been working closely with a number of laboratories in Edinburgh in the lead-up to the expedition, and will continue to use the knowledge and facilities of these generous groups and individuals who have helped us so far.