On Wednesday 7 March, Dr Emily Culme Seymour, from the London Regenerative Medicine Network, gave a talk to students about the amazing developments in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Her exploration of cell therapies including artificial skin engaged the scientific imagination of all present. The talk, much like Prof Tavaré's the week before, showed how scientists of all disciplines were working together with businesses, lawyers and charities to better understand cell biology and what this can mean for our future.
On Wednesday 29 February, as part of the Biology Society, Professor Simon Tavaré FRS spoke about 'Maths and Cancer'. Professor Tavaré, from the University of Cambridge, explored the biological phenomenon of cancer, and how we were using several approaches to tackle this disease. He explained that the biology of the genome was forcing computer scientists and engineers to be even more creative in processing huge sets of data. The students were impressed with his presentation and asked thoughtful questions. Professor Tavaré fully enjoyed his time back at school. Next week, we have a talk on stem cells.
Thursday 8 March 2012
by Charlotte Hails