Tag Archives: medicine

5th February 2018 – Gene Editing

The Brave New World of CRISPR Gene Editing The session will be led by Professor Matthew Cobb, professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester. Over the last five years, biology and medicine have been shaken by the discovery of … Continue reading

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4th December 2017 – DNA in Medicine

The promises, challenges and everyday application of DNA in Medicine Dr Jamie Ellingford will be talking about the latest technology and software available to generate and analyse big DNA datasets, and discuss the promises, challenges and everyday applications of these … Continue reading

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6th November 2017 – On The Face Of It

Surfaces and Interfaces in Chemistry, Physics and Medicine Dr Andrew Thomas of the School of Materials, Photon Science Institute, The University of Manchester will be presenting this topic. Every solid or liquid has a surface. We probably take this for granted, but … Continue reading

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8th May 2017 – Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) System

Andy Canterbury is the business development manager for MC Diagnostics, a small company based in St Asaph, North Wales and they have developed a DNA microarray platform for medical diagnostic testing; the primary application being HLA typing. Andrew has an … Continue reading

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5th September 2016 – Zika Virus

Zika Virus – Separating Fact from Fiction Dr Lee Haines  gave us an overview on the current Zika virus outbreak in the Americas and focussed on the history of Zika, the different ways the virus can be transmitted, the clinical … Continue reading

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4th July 2016 – Pain

Pain – The Art and Science of Why People Hurt Our speaker this month is David Nolan, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, and son of Macclesfield SciBar Chairman.  He will be with us to talk about “pain“.

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