IBEC group leader to give public lecture on stem cells

Tomorrow night IBEC group leader and ICREA professor Ángel Raya will give a public lecture at the CCCB in Barcelona entitled “Células madre y medicina regenerativa: realidades y promesas” (“Stem cells and regenerative medicine: realities and promises”).

Ángel, who is also director of the Barcelona Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CMRB), is contributing the lecture as part of the fourth ICREA-CCCB Debates series, taking place from 21 October to 11 November, which this year is devoted to “Stem Cells: a Future without Diseases?”.

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Ángel will outline the main aim of regenerative medicine – to replace damaged tissue – and discuss whether we will ever be capable of guiding cell differentiation in places where it is needed to repair a lesion or degeneration caused by disease or an accident.

ICREA-CCCB Debates are a regularly occurring joint initiative which aims to inform the general public of the advances being made and challenges facing top-ranking scientists currently working in Catalonia. This fourth round also features talks on other nights by ICREA professors Salvador A. Benitah (IRB), Pura Muñoz (Pompeu Fabra University) and Joan Seoane (VHIO).

Ángel’s lecture takes place on Tuesday 28th October at 19:00 in the CCCB auditorium (c/Montalegre, 5) and admission is free (limited places).

For more details see the CCCB website here.