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Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

Cafe Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.

When: The first Thursdays of each month, 6.30-8.30pm

Where: The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guidhall Close, Manchester M15 6SY


Date 4 April 2019
Title Cafe Sci: Disease model in a dish – what else can stem cells do?
Speaker Professor Tao Wang

Date: Thursday 4 April 2019

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Place: The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Close, Manchester Science Park M15 6SY


We all know that stem cells have unique abilities to develop into different cell types that form our human body. Do you know that cells from a developed individual could also be ‘reprogrammed’ and turned back to stem cells? These cells are called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). In this talk, Professor Tao Wang will address how iPSCs are made and how we could use these cells to create a patient-specific disease model in a dish for understanding disease mechanisms and identify treatment options.

Professor Tao Wang is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Manchester. She leads a research group investigating the molecular basis of cardiovascular diseases, focusing on genetic vascular conditions and the Notch signalling in cardiovascular system.

This event is completely FREE for everyone, bring your friends!‌

Organisers: Bo YaoAyse Latif

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