Growing and Regenerating Human Tissue

Growing and Regenerating Human Tissue

On Wednesday 1 March at 7pm, we will welcome Professor Kevin Shakesheff to St Peter’s School, to deliver a lecture entitled ‘Growing and Regenerating Human Tissue: A New Frontier in Medicine’.

Growing and Regenerating Human Tissue: A New Frontier in Medicine

Extraordinary progress is being made in fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. The promise of these fields is that we will be able to create a new type of medicine that is a manufactured tissue or organ. This concept is already being used in patients although the full potential won't be realised for many decades. This talk will explore the very diverse range of skills required to create a human tissue that could cure a disease. We will touch on aspects of chemistry, materials science, manufacturing, cell biology and bioengineering to understand the potential of the field and current gaps in our knowledge.

Tickets for the lecture are free and are available on our Eventbrite page. If you have any enquiries or accessibility requirements please telephone us on 01904 527315 or email events@stpetersyork.org.uk.

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About the speaker

Kevin Shakesheff

Kevin Shakesheff is a Professor at the University of Nottingham and is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science. He directs one of the UK's main centres for regenerative medicine. He has founded 2 spin-out companies to develop products for patient treatment using regenerative drugs and cells.