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Fighting back against ageing and cancer

Please note this event takes place on the lower deck of a converted barge with no step-free access.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors open 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9pm
The Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment,
London SE1 7TP
None of us can escape aging but what if we could slow down its effects - including the risk of cancer? Scientists are working hard to better understand the biology of aging and diseases such as leukaemia to help slow down and even reverse their effects. Join us to learn how!

Targeting signalling molecules for improved leukaemia treatments

Dr Rhys Morgan (Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, University of Sussex)
Blood cancers are a devastating group of diseases which affect all ages and can have poor survival rates. Leukaemias typically require urgent medical intervention to avoid bone marrow failure. This can involve highly toxic chemotherapies which fail to eradicate the disease. Improved treatments are required that target specific molecular abnormalities in each patient. Signalling molecules are an attractive area of study since they are frequently hijacked by cancer cells to bring about abnormal growth or survival. This talk will explore our progress in therapeutically targeting these molecules.

The Chemistry of ageing

Dr Marco Di Antonio (Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Imperial College London)
Come along to this fascinating event where Dr Marco Di Antonio will be discuss how the chemistry of our body changes, with particular focus on the most essential molecule of all: DNA.
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Other The Tamesis Dock events

2024-05-15 Levelling the playing field against disease: Therapies of the future The Tamesis Dock Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, United Kingdom
2024-05-14 Not in vein! Studying the heart and detecting diseases using maths and engineering The Tamesis Dock Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, United Kingdom