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Cafe Scientifique: Organ transplantation - opt in or opt out?

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Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Woody's, Ram Passage, Kingston
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Evi Goggolidou, Kingston University

Cafe Scientifique: Organ transplantation - opt in or opt out?

Pop along to Cafe Scientifique and enjoy the discussion over a drink. You don't need to be involved in science or technology to join us - just have an interest and open mind.

Dr Evi Goggolidou will be talking about the legal framework of organ transplantation in Europe, the need for organ donations, the scientific efforts to create organs in the lab and the ethical dilemmas associated with organ donation.

What to expect

A short informal talk to introduce the topic followed by questions, answers and general discussion. The evening is designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in science and technology – and takes place in surroundings where anyone can feel comfortable asking a question.

So, tell your friends, family and anyone else who springs to mind!

About the speaker

Evi completed her BSc in Molecular Genetics at King's College London in 2001. By then she had secured a competitive MRC PhD studentship at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. The focus of the DPhil was the transcriptional regulatory mechanisms of the alpha-globin cluster. Subsequent to this, Evi embarked on a MRC-funded career development fellowship at MRC Harwell, examining the role of primary cilia in embryonic development. Since 2008, she has obtained extensive teaching experience in Genetics and Health Sciences at the Open University and Kingston University London. Her research interests entail primary cilia in embryonic development and disease, with a particular emphasis on renal disease. Evi's research lab is funded by the PKD charity UK.




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