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New approaches to old problems: mitochondria, arthrosis and biosensors

Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 6:30pm
Event 7pm to 10pm
Dow's Bar, 9 Dundas Street,
Glasgow G1 2AH
Explore groundbreaking research illuminating innovative solutions to age-old challenges. Delve into the intricate world of mitochondria, unraveling their role in health and disease. Discover cutting-edge strategies tackling arthrosis, offering hope for improved treatments and enhanced quality of life. And explore the exciting realm of biosensors, revolutionizing diagnostics and personalized medicine.

Mitochondria: Power that controls us in life & death.

Dr Vanessa Xavier (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Glasgow)
‘Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell’ – a catchphrase most people associate with distant biology lessons or from scrolling through memes online. But what does it actually mean? Are mitochondria even real?... This is the strange and mind-blowing tale of how mitochondria came from bacteria 1.45 billion years ago and now exist in the hundreds in every cell of our body. Join Vanessa from Cancer Research UK Scotland to find out more about how mitochondria are crucial to our lives. From helping us identify ancient humans to controlling the ageing process, mitochondria do it all!
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The Bone Chronicles: Deciphering arthritis for a Stronger Tomorrow

Dr Carmen Huesa (Research Fellow, University of Glasgow)
As we strut through the years, those nagging aches and pains become like uninvited party crashers, gate-crashing our daily grind. Then bam! Arthrosis barges in, unveiling the wild complexity of this all-too-common, non-immune type of joint degeneration. But hold up! In the midst of this chaos, the bone, the unsung hero of the joint crew, often gets side-lined. I'm here to shake things up and remind you that grasping the bone's badass role as the maestro of this joint symphony is absolutely crucial. Let's rock this joint!
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When Electronics Meets Biology, Some Chemistry?

Dr Ying Fu (Lecturer, University of Strathclyde)
Chemistry, particularly electrochemistry, plays a pivotal role in advancing point-of-care electronic devices for enhanced healthcare. By harnessing principles of chemical reactions and electrical processes, these technologies enable rapid diagnostics and monitoring, revolutionizing healthcare delivery with portable, efficient, and accessible solutions for improved patient outcomes and well-being.
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