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CSI: Cell Stemness Investigation
Carla Carisi (PhD student)
There are millions of them, smaller than a needle and one day they will cure any disease. What are they? Stem cells of course! One of the most advanced instrument at disposal of modern medicine and biotechnology. Since their discovery, 40 years ago, they have been applied in organ transplants, cancer, diabetes... they can even be turned into food! In neuroscience, stem cells improved research quality by making brain cells more accessible and as a platform for new therapies and drug testing. Stem cells have so many secrets yet to disclose…are you ready to explore their mystery?
Microneedles for Type 1 Diabetes
Dr. Sanjiv Sharma (Senior Lecturer in Medical Engineering)
More information coming soon!
Creating miniature artificial humans
Dr Martin Clift (Associate Professor)
Ever wondered if it is possible to create a miniature human? There is a current boom with the technology surrounding the use of non-animal models to assess the risk of consumer products, air pollution and (new) medicines upon humans. This talk will highlight the many different approaches currently being used and formulated, including artificial intelligence, to model the human body from the cellular level upwards as a replacement tool for animal experimentation.