Science to the People: Talk by Agnete Kirkeby – University of Copenhagen

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24 May 2017

Science to the People: Talk by Agnete Kirkeby

Outreach and Public Engagement

Where: Vinhanen, Enghavevej 24, 1674 Kbh V, København When: Wednesday, May 31 at 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Title: Stem Cells for the brain

There are many stories about stem cells in the media and it can be difficult to figure out what the facts are and what cannot be achieved yet, when it comes to using stem cells in treating diseases.

Would it pay off investing 100,000USD to get a stem cell treatment for Alzheimer at a clinic in Switzerland? 

Are you bad parents if you do not want to freeze stem cells from your newborn's umbilical cord?

This lecturer in Stem Cell Biology by DanStem Associate Professor Agnete Kirkeby will tell you about the different types of stem cells and what they can be used for (and not used for). 

Agnete will tell about her own research at Lund University and at DanStem, The University of Copenhagen, including the progress of developing stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease. Agnete will explain how to use stem cells to mimic the development of the human fetal brain in the laboratory and answer some questions. 

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