The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters with support from The Novo Nordisk Foundation are proud to announce the fourteenth Royal Academy Nobel Laureate Lecture.
After the lecture the audience is invited to a reception. Attending the lecture as well as the reception is free of charge but registration from 17 February is necessary.
Professor John Gurdon, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, recieved the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Nuclear reprogramming and prospects for cell replacement in humans.
Over half a century ago it was found possible to derive a normal adult frog from an intestine cell. In more recent times nuclear transfer has been achieved in several kinds of mammals and to some extent in humans. iPS has transformed the practicability of using nuclear reprogramming for cell replacement therapy. It is therefore possible, in principle, to produce new eye cells and other kinds of adult cells, from a small piece of skin of the same individual. This lecture will review the procedures involved as what can be said about the mechanisms involved. It will also discuss likely future possibilities as well as ethical and legal concerns in this field.