BESPOKE BODIES: THE PATH TO HUMAN REGENERATION

Concert Hall, QPAC

Summary

Uncover the ground-breaking science of self-renewal

Since the first successful organ transplants in the 1950s, science has made significant inroads into regrowing, replacing and regenerating human cells, organs and limbs, promising enormous benefits for human health and longevity.

This panel of experts features Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Wood, known for her development of spray-on skin, and her remarkable treatments in the immediate aftermath of the 2002 Bali bombings.

Join ABC science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams for this important discussion on regenerative medicine examining the scientific discoveries that will affect us all, as we pursue a life that balances quality and quantity.

BESPOKE BODIES: The Path to Human Regeneration is presented in conjunction with QUT.

Credit: Image by Omkaar Kotedia.

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Robyn Williams

Moderator

Robyn Williams

Robyn Williams is a science journalist and broadcaster resident in Australia who has hosted a variety of programs on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) including Ockham's Razor and the Science...

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Gordon Wallace

Participant

Gordon Wallace

Professor Gordon Wallace’s specialty is design and discovery of advanced materials for application in energy and health. In health - new materials to improve human performance. In energy - new...

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David Franklin

Participant

David Franklin

David Franklin completed undergraduate studies in human physiology and was awarded a PhD in 2005 from the Simon Fraser University (Canada).

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Damien Harkin

Participant

Damien Harkin

Damien Harkin is a Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and is Director of Ocular Cell Therapies at the Queensland Eye Institute...

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Fiona Wood

Participant

Fiona Wood

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction. She is Director of the Western Australia Burns Service...

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Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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