Tuesday 6 May 2014

Regenerative Medicine: Wednesday 7th May






Institute Research Seminar


Guest speaker: Professor Stuart Forbes

(Professor of Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine)

(University of Edinburgh)


Venue:  Lecture theatre E, ground floor, Dental School

Date and time:  Tuesday 7 May 2014 at 4.00pm


Professor Forbes will discuss:


"Can we improve liver regeneration for clinical benefit?"

Professor Stuart John Forbes will discuss the control of liver regeneration in the damaged liver and highlight potential ways to improve this.


Key words:  Stem Cells / Liver Regeneration / Cell Therapy



Biography:  Professor Stuart J Forbes, MB CHB, PhD, FRCP (Edin)


Professor Forbes is Professor of Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Edinburgh University. He is Associate Director of the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Director of the UKRMP Hub for the Stem Cell Niche. His Clinical work is as a consultant Hepatologist is based at the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. His clinical interests are all forms of adult liver disease and he has a special interest in patients who require or have had a liver transplants for severe liver disease.


His research group is developing techniques to stimulate the liver's own regeneration and reduce the amount of scar tissue that forms in the liver in response to injury using stem cells as therapy. This work spans from the research bench to the clinic.


Website:  http://www.crm.ed.ac.uk/research/group/liver-stem-cells-regeneration


If you would like to meet Professor Forbes during his visit, please contact Prof John Kirby (john.kirby@ncl.ac.uk)


Chair:  Prof John Kirby








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