Science and Society
EMBL Grenoble Science and Society symposium
Regenerating the Body: The Future of Medicine
25 October 2013, Chadwick Amphitheatre, Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble
|14:00 - 14:45||Regenerative medicine and the end of aging, Nadia Rosenthal, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash|
|14:45 - 15:30||Regenerative medicine and (im)mortality: from taboo to chatter, Alex Mauron, University of Geneva|
|15:30 - 15:45||Coffee break|
|15:45 - 17:00||Open panel discussion|
Nadia Rosenthal obtained her PhD in 1981 from Harvard Medical School where she directed a biomedical research laboratory, serving for a decade at the New England Journal of Medicine as editor of the Molecular Medicine series. She headed the EMBL-Rome campus from 2001-2012 and holds a Professorship of Cardiovascular Science at Imperial College London. She is an EMBO member, was awarded the Ferrari-Soave Prize in Cell Biology and Doctors Honoris Causa from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris and the University of Amsterdam. She is currently Founding Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University and Scientific Head of EMBL Australia. Her internationally recognized research program focuses on the role of growth factors and stem cells in tissue regeneration. Professor Rosenthal is an NH&MRC Australia Fellow.
Alex Mauron was initially trained as a molecular biologist at the University of Lausanne (PhD, 1978) and was a postdoctoral fellow in developmental biology at Stanford University. He moved to the field of bioethics during the late eighties. He is presently a full professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, where he heads the Institute of Biomedical Ethics. He is currently working on various bioethical issues, including stem cell research and enhancement. He is a member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.