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Other London events

Building body parts

Past event - 2016
24 May 7-10 PM
The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior St, London,
London SE1 3QP
Sold Out!
If you were a superhero and were allowed to pick one super power, what would it be? Wound healing? Limb regeneration? Find out how scientists at King’s College London are looking into this! Follow the story from limb development, to regenerative medicine and reconstruction.  

Growing limbs: from development to regeneration

Malcolm Logan (Professor of Regenerative Biology)
To understand limb regeneration, we first need to understand limb development.
The lab of Prof. Logan investigates two fundamental events: the early signals that recruit the cells that become the limb, and how these cells get organised to become the limb tissue. They are particularly interested in understanding how disruption of these events can explain congenital limb abnormalities and how they can be harnessed for regenerative strategies. Come to heart about it over a pint!

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Rebuilding a hand

Bran Sivakumar (Leading Congential Hand Surgeon at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)
How do you rebuild a hand, whether reconstruction is required due to damage through injury, or due to improper limb development as a result of a congenital disease? The answer is not simple and comprises at least two main components, the physical and the functional. Learn about how surgery facilitates the physical reconstruction of the hand, while scientists at King's work on optimising its functionality.

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