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Stem cells: where it all begins

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. Over 18s only
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Angelic, 57 Liverpool Rd,
London N1 0RJ
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Our life begins as a single stem cell, one cell capable of developing hundreds of distinct body tissues that compose our body. Come and explore how cutting edge stem cell science allows us to grow different tissues in the laboratory and how it can be used to increase our understanding of diseases and develop therapeutics. Do they have the potential for being our most powerful personalised medicine?

Hear me out: advances and challenges of hearing restoration

Professor Jonathan Gale (Professor of Auditory Cell Biology)
Simona Zingaro (PhD student)
Our sense of hearing allows us to perceive sounds and communicate verbally. Hearing loss affects more than 450 million people worldwide, impacting their daily life and wellbeing. Currently hearing restoration strategies include devices like hearing aids and cochlear implants, but what is the current status of cell and gene therapies for hearing restoration? In this talk we will discuss what underlies hearing loss and the current approaches to treating deafness. Specifically, we will elucidate the potential of using stem cells for development of hearing restoration therapies.

A vision of stem cells: eyes in a dish

Vision is our most precious sense, and the human eye is a sophisticated and complex organ. In the UK around 2 million people are living with sight loss and many of these people have an inherited genetic form of blindness. Understanding how the eye cells are affected in these diseases is key to unraveling how to save them. In this talk we will explore recent technological advances in our ability to use stem cells to grow eye cells in the laboratory to model inherited eye diseases, and the impact that this has on the way we can develop potential therapies to treat them.

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