Contemporary Medicine Lecture Series
The Contemporary Medicine Lecture Series was launched in 2019 and is aimed at engaging the School of Medicine and the wider Keele community with exciting topical translational research.
Every academic year, we invite internationally recognized leaders in their field to share with us their clinically relevant and life-changing biomedical research. The lectures are followed by an interactive meet & greet session to encourage further discussions between the guest speaker, students, staff and members of the wider public.
7 November 2022
- “Medical ethics of artificial wombs”
- Dr Elizabeth Chloe Romanis, Durham University (UK)
- Further information on Dr Romanis’ research
6 February 2023
- “Inaccurate link between body ideals and health”
- Professor Nancy Chen, UC Santa Cruz (USA)
- Further information on Professor Chen’s research
6 April 2022
- “From outer space to the inner lining of the womb - Connecting two extreme environments”
- Dr Varsha Jain, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health (UK)
- Further information on Dr Jain’s research
16 November 2020
- "Gene therapy and newborn screening advances for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy"
- Professor Laurent Servais, University of Oxford (UK)
1 February 2021
- "Development of heart patches for transplant"
- Professor Sian Harding, Imperial College (UK)
15 March 2021
- "Race, medicine, and slavery"
- Professor Rana Hogarth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
- Further information on Professor Hogarth's research
10 May 2021
- "Earlier detection of oesophageal cancer: how long is a piece of string?"
- Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, Cambridge University (UK)
- Further information on Professor Fitzgerald's research
6 December 2021
- "Harnessing Natural Predation: Phage therapy"
- Dr Helen Spencer, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (UK)
- Further information on Dr Spencer’s research
20 January 2020
- "Novel therapeutic approaches for Huntington's Disease"
- Professor Anne Rosser, Cardiff University (UK)
17 February 2020
- "Cell and gene therapy for the skin disorder epidermolysis bullosa"
- Professor Michele de Luca, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)