Transformative Medicine The Future of Human Health

6 May 2017 10:00-17:00, London, United Kingdom

Today we are living ever longer lives, with medical treatments now available – such as heart transplants, IVF and electrical brain stimulation – that would once have seemed unthinkable. So what will be the radical new therapies of the future?

This New Scientist event will bring into focus the great strides being made in understanding how the body works, at the level of cells, molecules and our genetic code, whilst exploring how these insights are starting to be translated into new opportunities for healing and repair. What will the future look like when biology is no longer our destiny?

Topics covered will include:

CRISPR gene editing
Stem cells and artificial organs
Slowing down ageing
Immune reprogramming
Brain stimulation
And much more


Robin Lovell-Badge, head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute

Fiona Watt, director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at King's College London

Catharien Hilkens, reader in immunotherapy at Newcastle University

Nick Davis, senior lecturer, psychologist and neuroscientist at Manchester Metropolitan University

David Gems, professor of biogerontology at the Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL

Frantisek Stepanek, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, head of the Chemical Robotics Laboratory at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Hosted by Clare Wilson, New Scientist medical reporter

Ticket includes buffet lunch and refreshments during the day. 
Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB, United Kingdom

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