Pigs as Spare Part Factories: Open Hearing at Chalmers Biocenter, Sweden

Pigs as Spare Part Factories: Open Hearing at Chalmers Biocenter, Sweden

Chalmers Biocenter and the Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board welcome you to an open hearing about xenotransplantation.

What happens when you need a new heart or a new liver? Should we manufacture our own spare parts or should we obtain parts from other species? Should we have pig farms for production of organs or will we able to grow organs in cell culture laboratories?

Xenotransplantation open hearing
Moderators: Stellan Welin, Professor of Biotechnology, Culture, and Society, Linköping University and Gunnar Bjursell, Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Göteborg University, Director of Chalmers Biocenter

On the panel: Michael Breimer, Head Surgeon, Professor of Surgery, Göteborg University; David Sachs, Professor of Surgry, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Julie Gold, Associate Professor of Physics/Biomaterials, Chalmers.

Welcome to take part in what will be an interesting and thought-provoking evening. The open hearing is free of charge and open to everyone. The hearing will be in Swedish.

When: September 14, 2005 17.00-19.00

Where: KC lecture room, Chemistry building Chalmers, Göteborg

Read more on Chalmers Biocenter web page:http://www.chalmers.se/biocenter/EN/Calendar/xenotransplantation-open

All are welcome to listen and to participate in the discussion!

News Source: Chalmers Biocenter

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