Lecture takes York residents to the cutting edge of science

St Peter's School

Lecture takes York residents to the cutting edge of science

Professor Kevin Shakesheff
The subject of artificially developing human tissue and its utility in treating illnesses ranging from cancer to blindness provided hundreds of York residents with food for thought at our latest public lecture.

Professor Kevin Shakesheff, of the University of Nottingham, discussed the future of medical science, focusing on his work in regenerating human tissue, a relatively recent and highly exciting new development in medicine.

Professor Kevin Shakesheff
The audience quizzed the speaker on a range of topics, including the commercial viability of cell regeneration as an available treatment, the potential applications of the process in plant life, and even the possibility of creating a whole human being with the technique.

David Morris, Head of Science at St Peter’s, said: “Professor Shakesheff’s talk gave us an insight into what the future of medicine may well look like, which I’m sure will have inspired many of the young people from local schools in attendance to consider pursuing a career in the field. His team are playing a leading role in the worldwide effort to cure major disease by growing tissue, requiring a wide range of interdisciplinary skills, and it was a privilege for us all to hear him speak.”

You can find out more about Professor Shakesheff here, and view more photos from the event here