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Pint Size Session of Science – How to Build a Brain from Scratch
May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Pint of Science is a festival that aims to communicate contemporary scientific developments to the public in an engaging and approachable way by bringing scientists to the pub! These sessions will take place on three consecutive nights in 24 countries worldwide in 41 cities across the UK.
The Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich has arranged some pint sized science sessions and the last of these takes place on Wednesday 22nd May and is titled “How to Build a Brain from Scratch”.
The human brain has intrigued many people over decades. Join this session for a mind-boggling and inspiring journey through the brain which will focus on how a brain is built. The session will cover recent progress in stem cell biology which enables scientists to grow “mini brains” in the laboratory, while also reverse engineering the brain to create an artificial version to aid with Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. The session will also touch on the aspects of bioethics and brain disorders among other puzzling aspects of science’s journey in discovering the brain.
This session will be delivered by Dr Marc Fivaz (Associate Professor/Reader in Biomedical Science) and Dr Wim J C Melis (Snr. Lecturer).
This event takes place at The Command House Pub, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TX. Doors open at 6.30 pm, the event starts at 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm.
Standard ticket price is £4. Click here to book a ticket.