What is so special about stem cells? Why is there so much hype about them? Dr Tilo Kunath from the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine will address these questions and separate fact from fiction. He will describe the different kinds of stem cells he uses in his lab, human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells, and explore why there has been controversy around using stem cells for research and as a treatment. Tilo will use Parkinson’s disease as a concrete example of where stem cells have a significant chance of providing novel treatments for this condition.
Note our change of venue in the Old College, South Bridge. To get to the lecture theatre, go up the slope into Old College, when reach grass turn right (north) and you are facing the entrance.
Tickets are free but advance booking is requested so we can plan for numbers. Book your place here.