How to Build a Brain

· London

 

Science in the Pub is back in London on the 1stof May! The SRUK London constituency continues bringing science closer to the public by hosting the event How to build a brainat The Horseshoe Inn, a traditional pub close to London Bridge.

WHERE: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3QP
WHEN: Wednesday 1st May 2019, 19:00 – 21:00H GMT

Professors Beatriz Rico and Benedikt Berninger, from King’s College London, will delight us with their knowledge of brain development and neurogenesis.

Beatriz Rico will tell us about the mechanisms of neuronal networks, and how abnormalities in the connections between neurons during embryogenesis lead to neuropsychiatric disorders. From Benedikt Berninger we will hear how to make new neurons using the cutting –edge technique cell reprogrammingthat allows converting non-neuronal cells into neurons to help the regeneration of the cerebral tissue. They will also discuss how new technologies can help to understand, repair and improve the diseased brain. All in a relaxed and friendly environment! Cheers!

Register now for free!

PROGRAMME
19:00 – 19:15 Registration
19:15 – 19:25 Welcome by Dr Larissa Zarate Garcia (London Constituency Director, SRUK) and introduction by Dr. Aida Platero Luengo (London Constituency, SRUK)
19:25– 19:50 Prof Benedikt Berninger, Professor in Engineering Neurogenesis, Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King´s College London. Title TBA
19:50 – 20:15 Prof Beatriz Rico, Professor in Developmental Neurobiology, Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King´s College London. Title TBA
20:15 – 20:30 Q&A session and concluding remarks
20:30 – 21:30 Networking and drinks