Sarah Chan, deputy director of The University of Manchester Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation (which recently joined Manchester University’s Faculty of Life Sciences) will join us to lead our discussion.
Projects that offer excellent collaboration between the University and the iSEI include those in neuroscience, stem cell biology, reproduction, biosecurity and biofuels. The work of iSEI is conducted within the context of current and future trends in life sciences, and involves ‘bench-scientists’ as much as those with backgrounds in ethics, law, philosophy and governance.
An excellent example of this is iSEI’s recent public panel on ‘human bodies: animal bodies’, an event co-organised with the Academy of Medical Sciences and based on the report on animals containing human materials. It sounds like we’re in for a very interesting evening.