In the last 10-15 years stem cells have been catapulted from a relatively obscure research topic to the international limelight. Hardly a week goes by without some news story about a “ground breaking discovery” or “exciting new therapy” involving stem cells. Are these cells really as exciting as people think? What are they, where do they come from and how are they used in modern medicine? Why are private stem cell clinics springing up all over the world, and can they really deliver on their promises? What about the ethics of stem cell research?
This talk from Dr Marios Stavridis, University of Dundee, will give the long view on stem cell science from basic biology to the clinic and provide an insight on the current challenges and promises facing stem cell biology and the field of regenerative medicine.
Join us as Café Science returns for a new series at Avery & Co. at 34 South Tay Street on Monday 12th September 2016, at 7pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.