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Medicine 2.0: Tech's medical revolution

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Past event - 2024
15 May Doors: 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.15pm
The Drapers Lounge, 15 Bancroft Rd, Bethnal Green,
London E1 4FZ
Whether you're a seasoned scientist or simply curious about the latest advancements in biomedical research, join us for an evening of intriguing science talks where we delve into cutting-edge research in the two fascinating fields of RNA sequencing in skin fibrosis, and eye-on-chip latest technology.

Unveil your scars: using the latest bioinformatic tools to understand skin fibrosis.

Abubkr Abdelaal Ahmed (PhD Student)
Skin fibrosis, most known as scar, is a common condition that currently has no specific treatments but can lead to excessive scarring, potentially causing severe disability. Why is that? This is exactly what I try to understand with my work. To unveil this mystery, I use complex bioinformatic tools (called scRNAseq) to identify genetic changes that might occur in the scar. We hope this will help to accurately develop patient-specific therapies, helping patients with skin fibrosis in their day-to-day life challenges.

The gate to ethical eye-drug testing

Davide Carta (PhD Student)
Through my research on the outer blood retinal barrier I will show the exciting potentials of reducing and replacing animal drug testing and disease studies with an alternative model, a so called “Organ-on-Chip”. By growing cells in a specially structured environment and monitoring their behaviour, pathologies can be simulated, and drugs can be tested for their efficacy and safety. My research project focuses on reproducing the blood to retinal barrier, our natural defence that protects the inner eye.
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