Cafe Scientifique talk: Disease model in a dish – what else can stem cells do?
|Dates:||4 April 2019|
|Times:||18:30 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Organiser:||The University of Manchester|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Primary schools, External researchers, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Professor Tao Wang|
We all know that stem cells have unique abilities to develop into different cell types that form our human body. Do you know that cells from a developed individual could also be ‘reprogrammed’ and turned back to stem cells? These cells are called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). In this talk, Professor Tao Wang will address how iPSCs are made and how we could use these cells to create a patient-specific disease model in a dish for understanding disease mechanisms and identify treatment options.
Professor Tao Wang is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Manchester. She leads a research group investigating the molecular basis of cardiovascular diseases, focusing on genetic vascular conditions and the Notch signalling in cardiovascular system.
Professor Tao Wang
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
The Old Abbey Taphouse
Manchester Science Park