Tuesday 21 October, 19:00

Stem cells: what they are and their role in living beings

Lecture by Salvador A. Benitah

We now know that it is possible to dedifferentiate adult cells by means of genetic engineering. This procedure makes it possible to obtain stem cells for any individual at any time of his or her life. It has therefore become the great promise for understanding and modifying living processes, especially of diseases.

Salvador A. Benitah, ICREA research professor at the Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona).

Presented by: Cristina Sáez, scientific journalist, columnist for the newspaper La Vanguardia and other publications.

«Stem Cells: A Future without Diseases?» is the fourth ICREA-CCCB Debate, a regularly occurring joint endeavour which aims to inform the general public of the advances being made and challenges facing top-ranking scientists currently working in Catalonia.