Other Cardiff events

Mini-brains, rats and stats?

This event takes place on the ground floor and has step-free access and an accessible toilet
Past event - 2023
24 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9.30pm
Metchy's Cafe, 1 Cathays Terrace,
Cardiff CF24 4HS
In this session we will be delving deeper into how we can use rats and mini-brains to investigate diseases and genetics! 

**This event will not be allowing consumption of anything containing cranberry, bananas or corn due to severe allergies - do NOT bring anything containing these - the bar will not be serving drinks of these kind**

Genes, stats, and rats

Dr. Lynsey Hall (Systems engineer in Psychological Medicine at Cardiff University)
Genetics can tell us a lot about the human condition, from disease to personality. But with every one of us containing millions of genetic variants, we have to be careful how we interpret what we see. In Genes, Stats and Rats, statistical geneticist Lynsey Hall uses her juggling balls and guitar to walk, talk, and sing us through some of the biggest challenges facing medical genetics.

Mini brains in a dish – what is it, how to create and how to use mini brains to study brain tumours and other brain diseases

Dr Cátia Neto (Research Associate at Cardiff University)
Brain tumours, in particular the Glioblastoma presents a poor prognosis and the therapies available are limited and show low efficacy. This talk will explore the brain tumour environment, focusing on the development of a new model – patient-derived mini-brains, also known as brain organoids – to explore the tumour biology, cell-cell interactions and validation of new treatments to target these tumours.
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Other Metchy's Cafe events

2023-05-22 Viruses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Metchy's Cafe 1 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 4HS, United Kingdom
2023-05-23 Music and the Brain: Power Of The Playlist Metchy's Cafe 1 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 4HS, United Kingdom