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Regenerative Medicines for Future Healthcare - Professor Ivan Wall

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Aston University / G11

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Aston University inaugural lecture series 2019/20

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An inaugural lecture by Professor Ivan Wall

Professor in Regenerative Medicine, Cell and Gene Therapy Bioprocessing

School of Life & Health Sciences

The body has an incredible ability to heal itself after injury or disease. However, sometimes the healing process is inadequate or disease too powerful for conventional medicines to treat effectively. Regenerative medicines that include living cell and gene therapies are a new type of treatment set to revolutionise medicines by addressing these outstanding challenges. As new regenerative medicines emerge, research is needed to address how to produce them in large quantities to a consistent high quality.

Professor Wall obtained his PhD (2007) in cell and molecular biology at Cardiff University, studying mechanisms of wound healing. Following postdoctoral work, he became a lecturer at University College London (2009) in bioprocessing of regenerative medicines. Since then he and the team have undertaken research that underpins translation of regenerative cell, gene and tissue therapies from the lab bench to industry systems. In 2018, he relocated to Aston University as Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Cell and Gene Therapy Bioprocessing.

In this lecture, Professor Wall will introduce the principles of tissue repair as well as examples of both how it can go wrong and, on the other hand, how some tissues can naturally regenerate, scar-free. He will then present examples of work that aims to scale up the production of new candidate therapies that may one day treat debilitating diseases as a standard healthcare intervention.

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