2-day course: "Stem Cells: A Pathway Through the Maze"

Past Event

09 December 2009, 1:00am 10 December 2009 - 1:00am

Rewley House
Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA

Twenty lecture and discussion sessions over two days which bring together eighteen of the leading experts in the field to explore this cutting-edge technology.

About the course: Few topics have captured the imagination of the general public quite as dramatically as stem cells, both for the potential they offer regenerative medicine and the ethical sensitivities they create.

This two-day course is intended to dispel the myths behind stem cell biology and introduce delegates to the science behind the headlines, the pitfalls as well as the promises. Although the course will assume basic knowledge of the biomedical sciences, no previous understanding of stem cell biology will be required.

This course is led by Dr Paul Fairchild, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford.

Who is it for? The course is likely to appeal to research scientists from either industrial or academic sectors, considering entering the stem cell field, together with PhD students wishing to gain a thorough understanding of the field at the outset of their studies.

Furthermore, the course may prove beneficial for healthcare professionals, wishing to explore the likely influence that stem cell biology will have on the practice of medicine in the future, as well as those working for regulatory bodies or in related fields such as journalism, for which a firm understanding of the principles of stem cell biology may facilitate future coverage of developments in the field.