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Taste of Tomorrow: Lab-Grown Meat & Child-Friendly Medicines

This venue has a ramp available for step-free access. There are accessible toilets.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Winchester, 206 Archway Road,
London N6 5BA
Sink your teeth into the future with Dr Petra Hanga's exploration of lab-grown meat and Dr Hend Abdelhakim's journey from bitter to better medicines. Explore the future of food and medicine, igniting a flavour revolution in scientific discovery!

Cellular Agriculture – a new way of making foods more sustainably

Dr Petra Hanga (Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering Department, UCL)
Meat without animal slaughter? Milk without the cow? These might seem possible 100 years from now, but the reality is that these novel foods are already available in Singapore and USA. Cellular Agriculture focuses on production of animal-derived products, but rather than exploiting animals, it uses cell culture technology to make them. This is not a new concept as it was envisaged by visionaries like Winston Churchill who said “We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium”.

From bitter to better: Making Child-Friendly Medicines Using High-Tech Tastebuds

Dr Hend Abdelhakim (Assistant Professor of Healthcare Commercialisation and Marketing, Global Business School for Health, UCL )
Many medicines out there aren't made just for kids. Even when they are, they often pack in sugar to hide the yucky taste most drugs have. But in my job, we create medicines just for children. They're simple to swallow, don't taste bad, and we keep the person giving them in mind, too! To be sure our design is spot on, we do tests in the lab to check how the medicine tastes. We use a fancy electronic tongue to compare the taste of the improved medicine to the drug alone, and we even recently started using AI to predict the taste of drugs to reduce the time and cost needed in the lab!
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