Silvia Gigli

‘Interesting Intestine’ at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

INTENS’ research was presented to 834 members of the public during one of the largest science festivals in the world – Edinburgh International Science Festival. Over two days in April,  the “secrets” of the intestine were disclosed to a wide range of people from 3 to 80 years old. Games, activities and conversations illustrated that the intestine is composed of different types of cell, and highlighted how stem cells form these cells and how INTENS researchers are creating intestine in the lab.…

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INTENS partners participated in ” I Am Research” campaign

Yesterday INTENS partners from UCL and Francis Crick Institute teamed together to reveal their research to over 50 children, their families and teachers at Great Ormond St Hospital in London, as part of the NIHR’s “I Am Research“ campaign, a curated trail of activities weaved through the hospital. Creating a lens for the curious to discover more about the cutting edge medical research that might one day lead to better treatments, INTENS scientists offered a science conversation at Super Stem Cells,…

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INTENS participating in the “Hydra XIII” Summer School

The “Hydra XIII” Summer School provided a critical analysis of contemporary issues in stem cell biology. During the in-depth, week-long programme, participants  attended lectures and workshops on: The biology of stem cells – embryonic, fetal and adult systems Plasticity, epigenetic regulation, signaling and niche Clinical applications and clinical trials Ethics and patents in stem cell research. Dr. Kim Jensen (from the University of Copenhagen) was one of the key organisers. Two students, Else Driehuis from KNAW and Alfonso Tedeschi from UCL, participated…

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