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Perfectly Imperfect: Non communicable disease

Please note this event takes place in the function room on the first floor but has step-free access with the aid of staff
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9:30pm
Canalhouse Nottingham, 48-52 Canal St,
Nottingham NG1 7EH
Our bodies are targets for germs that want to make us their home. But not all diseases are caused by germs. Some originate from our own body going wrong. This event explores the world of diseases you cant catch, allergies and the evolution of brain cancer.

Nuts about allergies

Georgina Hopkins (I studied for my PhD in the Fairclough Lab at The University of Nottingham, where I researched the role of peanut lipids and invariant natural killer T cells in allergic sensitisation. I then continued my career in the Fairclough Lab as a Research Fellow, where I'm currently looking into the effects of enzymes, extracellular vesicles, and detergents on epithelial cell immune responses. )
Allergies are on the rise, yet the reasons behind why certain individuals develop allergies are not fully understood. I will talk about what factors are known to promote an inappropriate response by the immune system to harmless substances, such as nuts, in pre-disposed individuals. This will include a highlight of our current research into the role of the epithelial barrier, which is found in your skin, lungs, and gut, and is the first line of contact with allergens.

Brain Cancer Through A Darwinian Lens

Ruman Rahman (Dr Ruman Rahman is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham’s Biodiscovery Institute. His research laboratory focuses on brain cancer biology to identify kinder and more effective treatments for patients. He is a member of national cancer research grant funding committees in the UK and France and been invited to provide oral evidence to Parliamentarians to help lobby for increased spending on UK brain cancer research. Before joining Nottingham, Ruman was an undergraduate and postgraduate stude)
When Charles Darwin completed a 19th Century voyage on board the HMS Beagle, his observations on animals and plants transformed our understanding of how all species are related. By the 1970s, Darwin’s contemporaries stated that “nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution”. Yet cancer scientists failed to acknowledge this concept until the past decade.
Join me on a 21st Century Voyage of the Beagle, to learn how Darwin’s legacy has revolutionised our understanding of why brain cancers remain incurable, how the Big Bang cosmological model can help, and why there is much optimism for the future.

Living Beyond Limits: Navigating the World of Non-Communicable Diseases

Arshad Hashmat (Arshad Hashmat is an emerging public health advocate with an extensive background in neuroscience and clinical research. Completing their undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at Keele University, Arshad explored the intersection of conservation, health, and its socioeconomic impacts through a compelling dissertation. Advancing their passion for understanding complex health conditions, Arshad earned a master's in research (MRes) in Clinical Neuroscience, where they critically evaluated the impact of hypergl)
Join us for a compelling discussion on "Living Beyond Limits: Navigating the World of Non-Communicable Diseases." In this insightful session, we'll explore the global impact of NCDs, which claim 41 million lives annually and disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries. We'll dive into the challenges posed by cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes, and discuss strategies for management, prevention, and control.

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