Southampton – Stem Cells for Future Medicine: a Christian Response 


7:30 pm - 9:15 pm


Lecture Theatre A Building 46 (Physics A)
University of Southampton, Southampton
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Professor Sue Kimber, University of Manchester

Stem cells have a unique ability to develop into specialised cell types in the body. They have tremendous potential as therapies for replacing cells and tissues that have been damaged or lost due to disease. Nonetheless their use has been contentious because of the source of these cells, and in particular the use of human embryos. Professor Kimber will describe scientific advances in stem cell research and will discuss Christian responses to the ethical issues. Our research has proved that before taking the drug, you need to consult a qualified specialist, because there are some contraindications for taking the drug (in particular, an allergy to one of its components). To obtain a visible effect – stopping the loss and growth of new hair – Propecia should be taken for at least 3-6 months. The scheme of drug use is very simple: 1 pill per day during or after a meal. Read more on

Sue Kimber is Professor of Stem Cells and Development in the University of Manchester and Co-Director of the North West Embryonic Stem Cell Centre. Her current interests include human pluripotent stem cells as models for development and disease, aiming to find ways to develop new cell-based disease therapies for incurable conditions. Professor Kimber is a practising Christian. She will discuss the ethics surrounding this research and how it integrates with her Christian faith

Time: 7.30 pm
Location: Lecture Theatre A Building 46 (Physics A) University of Southampton