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Thursday, 19 April 2012, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Brain Reconstruction: the next biomedical breakthrough, or a biological impossibility?

Professor Jack Price

How close are we to true brain reconstruction? Professor Jack Price details the latest advances in this field of neuroscience, as well as covering the conceptual and regulatory obstacles that researchers face.

This is part of a special series of lectures in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry.  Other lectures in this series on the Public Understanding of Psychiatry during this academic year include the following:
      Progress on the road to curing motor neuron disease
      The psychological health of the UK Armed Forces
      Tracking the health of 1,000 children from birth to maturity

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Professor of Developmental Neurobiology and Head of the Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
Professor Price studied at University College London and MIT, then worked at the MRC’s National Institute for Medical Research. He was Director of Molecular Neuroscience at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, until joining the Institute in 1998. He became Director of the newly-former Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour in 2006. His academic interests are neural stem cells, brain repair, and the psychiatric disorders. In addition to his Institute post, he is currently Consultant and Director of Cell Biology for ReNeuron Ltd., a UK Biotech company developing stem cells for therapeutic and drug discovery applications.

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19 April 2012

Brain Reconstruction: the next biomedical breakthrough, or a biological impossibility?
Professor Jack Price

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