Good Cells Gone Bad
Our bodies are made of different kinds of cells, each one a basic building block of our physical form. Through their coming together and interactions, they drive every process that makes us alive. But what happens when cells don't play nice and go rogue? In our opening evening, a pathologist, a clinical doctor, and a cell biologist will share with us how misbehaving cells cause disease, how they can be detected, and how these cells gone wild may ultimately be redeemed.
Tuesday 21 May - Doors open at 6.15pm - Event starts at 7.00pm
Lime House - 2 Jiak Chuan Rd Singapore 089260
Lau Kah Weng
Pathologist and Clinician-Scientist, NUH/A*STAR
Pathologists: The Hidden Hands in Medicine
How do doctors make a diagnosis of disease and decide what is the most appropriate form of treatment? Pathology is a branch of medicine that bridges the gap between basic research and clinical medicine to address this important question. Kah Weng’s talk will give insights into the field of pathology, a specialty often hidden from public view.
From Development To Cancer
What happens after an egg is fertilized? How is a baby formed in the womb? Developmental biology is the study of how complex organisms are formed from a single cell. Agnes' talk will explore the role of cell signalling in development, and how the lessons learnt have led to discoveries of treatment for skin cancer.
Senior Principal Investigator, Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR
Let's Talk About Cell Therapy
As we age, our bones go through immense changes that collectively weaken its integrity. What if we could inject healthy cells into damaged bone to enhance its repair? Can we do away with painful joint replacements for the elderly? Through his talk, Dr Cool will enlighten us on the boons and banes of cell therapy.