Hampstead Scientific Society Programme 2022-23
Extra Information

Lecture Meetings will be held at The Crypt Room, St John's Church, Church Row, Hampstead, London NW3.
UNLESS otherwise notified. In particular the first talk is by ZOOM due to the rail strike.
All meetings are on THURSDAYS at 8:15pm. Coffee and biscuits will be available during the evening for a small charge.
Members of the public are invited.

We may attempt to broadcast the talks simultaneously by Zoom, to be confirmed closer to the time.
If you can't make it to a physical meeting but would like to be informed / invited to the Zoom session IF we can arrange it, please send an email with HSS Talk in the subject line to info@hampsteadscience.ac.uk before a meeting to get an invitation.

Date Subject (Standard Info) Speaker
Thurs 15 Sept 2022
8:15 pm
Biofabrication Techniques in Organ and Tissue Engineering
BY ZOOM
because of transport strikes
There is a significant shortage of donor organs for transplantation, and ∼50% of all transplanted organs are rejected within 10 years. To address this, the field of tissue engineering seeks to fabricate lab-grown organs and tissues, using biological scaffolds and patient-derived cells. This talk will describe some recent developments, including the fabrication of the complex blood vessel networks present in all organs; vascular grafts for treating cardiovascular disease and for haemodialysis; and organoids – miniature, self-organised, multicellular structures which replicate much of the complexity and function of real tissue, and which hold significant promise for the future of medicine.
Dr. Alex Justin
(University of Cambridge)
Thurs 20 Oct.
8:15 pm
Is a Common Cold Vaccine Possible?
Prof. Gary McLean
(London Metropolitan University)
Thurs 17 Nov
8:15 pm
TBD
TBD
(TBD)
Thurs 8 Dec
8:15 pm
The Social Intelligence of Bees
Prof. Lars Chittka
(Queen Mary College)
Thurs 19 Jan 2023
8:15 pm
TBD
TBD
(TBD)
Thurs 16 Feb
8:15 pm
TBD
TBD
(TBD)
Thurs 16 Mar
8:15 pm
TBD
TBD
(TBD)
Thurs 20 Apr
8:15 pm
TBD
TBD
(TBD)
Thurs 18 May
8:15 pm
TBD
TBD
(TBD)
Thurs 22 June
8:00 pm
AGM: Wine & Cheese £zzz + scientific entertainment
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