On the 15th May, Knutsford SciBarian Iain Glen gave an excellent talk on the development of the intravenous anaesthetic propofol (trade name “Diprivan”), for which he was awarded the Lasker Award in 2018. Anyone who has had a medical procedure requiring anaesthetic during the last 20 years or so has probably benefitted from Iain and his team’s work, as propofol is generally the anaesthetic of choice because of patients’ quick recovery time, and general lack of significant side effects.
Next month on June 12th (when we will be back to the usual 2nd Monday monthly) Professor Sue Kimber will give a talk entitled “The Use of Embryonic Stem Cells in Clinical Treatments”.
See below for an overview of Professor Kimber’s talk, and the About page for timings of all meetings, and details of the venue and parking.
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- 12th June 2023 – The use of embryonic stem cells in clinical treatmentsSue Kimber is Professor of Stem & Developmental Biology, Division of Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine at the University of Manchester. Her research focusses on how the human embryo develops and the use of human embryonic stem cells (hESc) and induced pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) to understand human development, for use in clinical cell-based … Continue reading
- 10th July 2023: Future Medicines – what have we learned from mRNA vaccines?The Covid vaccines are estimated to have saved 20 million lives since the start of the pandemic. Two of these vaccines used a revolutionary biological approach to generating a medicine rapidly and flexibly (mRNA), and a revolutionary innovation in delivering these medicines safely and effectively (lipid nanoparticles). This is likely to be the start of … Continue reading