How do stem cells grow?

Stem cells

Café Scientifique with Dr Kevin Chalut, as part of the 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

Event details

Can you grow an organ in the lab?  Can you grow new cells to replace diseased ones?  Embryonic stem (ES) cells have the potential to grow into any cell in the body, but how is the cell type determined?  Find out with Dr Kevin Chalut as he delves into a biotechnology toolbox of techniques used to uncover factors that influence how ES cells mature into their final function.  

Dr Kevin Chalut is a Royal Society Research Fellow based at the University of Cambridge.

Attending this event

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. 

This event is free and open for all to attend. Seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Cafe is located down 9 steps and unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of bookable seats for people with impaired mobility who are unable to queue. To book in advance, please contact the events team. Further information about accessibility is available.

A podcast of the discussion will be available after the event. 

This event is part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the week at the Summer Science Exhibition. 

Enquiries: Contact the events team  

How do stem cells grow? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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