How close are we to true brain reconstruction? Professor Jack Price asks whether a breakthrough is near, and details the latest advances in this field of neuroscience, as well as covering the conceptual and regulatory obstacles that researchers face. For download and transcript versions of this lecture, please visit the event’s page on the Gresham College website: Brain Reconstruction: The next biomedical breakthrough, or a biological impossibility?"
Professor Jack Price
of Developmental Neurobiology and Head of the Centre for the Cellular Basis of
Behaviour, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
Professor Price studied at University College London and MIT, then worked at
the MRCâ€™s National Institute for Medical Research. He was Director of Molecular
Neuroscience at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, until joining the Institute
in 1998. He became Director of the newly-former Centre for the Cellular Basis
of Behaviour in 2006. His academic interests are neural stem cells, brain
repair, and the psychiatric disorders. In addition to his Institute post, he is
currently Consultant and Director of Cell Biology for ReNeuron Ltd., a UK
Biotech company developing stem cells for therapeutic and drug discovery applications.