How we make blood: a stem cell story

08 July 2023 13:30 - 13:50 The Royal Society Free
Lightning talk - How we make blood

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

Blood cells are very diverse but crucial to our life. Some carry oxygen to all of our tissues, others make clots to prevent bleeding from wounds and many others help us fight infections.

Have you ever wondered how our bodies can make so many of these different cell types throughout our whole life?

Dr Elisa Laurenti (Wellcome Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow) from the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute will talk to you about blood stem cells, explain why they are among the most powerful cells in our body, and why cooperation between different types of blood stem cells is really important for our blood. 

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre room at the following times:

Saturday 8 July 2023, 1.30pm — 1.50pm 

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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