The field of stem cells and regenerative medicine is a young, fast-moving and exciting research area. It offers the promise of unprecedented improvements in human health yet raises ethical concerns about the use of cells from human embryos and how to protect desperate patients from seeking unproven stem cell therapies. In the UK there is a growing awareness of the importance of research in this area and in 2012 the Chancellor of the Exchequer highlighted Regenerative Medicine as one of the government’s strategic priorities in science.
Professor Fiona Watt FRS is Director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at Kings College London. In this lecture Professor Watt will give her perspectives on the potential of stem cells to improve human health.
This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
After the talk I will be waiting outside of the lecture room. Please search for the meetup sign. If you want, we can head for a pub after the talk.