Human Brain Organoids: the Science, the Ethics Symposium

External Event - 1st Jun 2018

Human brain organoids, miniature ‘brain structures’ can be generated from stem cells. These have the capacity to produce new, complex and developing neuronal tissue and have the potential to provide neuroscientists with a different and maybe more useful model of parts of a functioning human brain than has ever before been possible.

This symposium takes place 1st June 2018 at Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD from 15.30 to 18.30.

Join us to find out more about how human brain organoids are being used in research, now and in the future. Contribute to discussions on the scientific, ethical and legal challenges that scientists and society must confront.

Speakers include Hank Greely (Stanford University, USA), Julian Savulescu (Oxford University) and Madeline Lancaster (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge). The event will be chaired by Hannah Maslen (Oxford University).

The event is organised jointly by the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at Oxford University and the International Neuroethics Society, with support from the European Dana Alliance for the Brain.

 Tickets to this event are free but you must register in advance.

To register, please send an email to Elaine Snell, Chief Operating Officer, International Neuroethics Society - Please state your name, title, affiliation, discipline, degree programme/career stage (eg student, lecturer), university or institution, contact telephone number and work email address.

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