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#MKW17 - Growing organs in a dish: sci-fi to reality?
Wed. 3 May 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm AEST
Growing organs in a dish: sci-fi to reality?
Medical researchers can grow mini-organs from stem cells but what does this really mean to life as we know it? Join University of Melbourne’s leading researchers as they discuss just how close their ground-breaking advances are to improving treatments for cancer, kidney and other diseases, as well as the ethics involved in doing so.
[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]
Melbourne Knowledge Week
Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 new wave events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.
Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.