5th January 2004




Adult stem cell therapy and its implications for medicine in the 21st century will be discussed in a public lecture next month.


Professor Hassan Hassan, Director of the Institute for Medical Sciences and Professor of Oncology at the University of Lincoln, will give his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 3rd February 2004.


His lecture will discuss the role of adult marrow-derived stem cells in cell and gene therapies, tissue repair and cancer therapy.


After obtaining his PhD from Cambridge in 1990 Professor Hassan led cancer and stem cell research groups and taught medical and biomedical sciences at universities in Britain and Germany.


He is national stem cell therapy MAB Lead for the UK Medical Research Council and a member of its national advisory board.


His lecture will explore recent developments in stem cell research and the recent successes in the pilot clinical trials using adult stem cell therapy for the treatment of heart and bone diseases.


The lecture will take place in Lecture Theatre AR0107 in the Architecture Building on the university’s Brayford Pool campus at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd February.


Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the bistro bar in the Architecture Building and wine and a light buffet will be served after the lecture.


Admission is free and open to all. If you would like to attend, contact Faith Cobaine on 01522 886626 or email fcobaine@lincoln.ac.uk stating the number of places you require.


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