Saturday 25th March 2017
Professor Paul J Fairchild of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
Tapping the Fountain of Youth: Stem Cells and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine
Although the dramatic increase in life expectancy we have witnessed over the past century is arguably one of medicine’s greatest successes, it is also responsible for the increasing incidence of chronic and degenerative diseases in developed countries around the world. Harnessing the properties of stem cells offers an attractive strategy to addressing some of the health-care challenges that lie ahead. In this lecture, Paul Fairchild will discuss the various types of stem cells and the properties that distinguish them from other cell types of the body, while providing an overview of the likely impact that tapping into this resource will have on modern medicine in the future.
Saturday 25th March 2017 at 6.15pm in the Amey Theatre, Abingdon School