The tiny world of the cell

Interactive talk as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014

Cell microfibres

Event details

The cells within the human body exist in tiny, complex worlds working tirelessly in all parts of your body to keep you alive and make you function. What do these tiny world look like and how do cells live and work within them? This talk will delve into these microscopic environments explaining how the billions of cells in your body live and function.  We will also explore how scientists are developing new tools to investigate and rebuild these amazing little worlds. How do cells interact with each other?  Just what does a cell do every day and how do they make my body work?

Dr Glen Kirkham is a researcher based at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on cellular microenvironments, regenerative medicine and stem cell biology. He is currently working on building new technologies to study and manipulate cells and their environments.

This event is suitable for adults and children 14+ and over.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 2.15pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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The tiny world of the cell 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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