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Thursday, 23 October 2014, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Mimicry of Nature for Disease: Detection and Destruction

Professor Hugh Barr

'If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way' (Aristotle). 

Mimicry forms the basis of Medical Biomimetics, the imitation of nature to treat disease.

During the last 3.6 billion years, nature has gone through a process of trial and error to refine processes and materials of life. This emerging field has given rise to new technologies created from biologically inspired engineering, such as using light/rainbow analysis for early detection of disease and using light to clear to cancer, analogous to plant reversal of photosynthesis using photo destruction for autumnal sensecence. 

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Professor Barr is Consultant General & Gastrointestinal Surgeon at the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust. 

He has served on the World Health Organization study group reviewing interprofessional developments worldwide and is now the coordinator for the World Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Co-ordinating Committee. 

The universities of East Anglia and Southampton awarded him honorary doctorates for his seminal role in promoting interprofessional education nationally and internationally.

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23 October 2014

Mimicry of Nature for Disease: Detection and Destruction
Professor Hugh Barr

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