Discover biologically-inspired approaches to make skin stronger through ground-breaking Imperial research

Dr Claire Higgins, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

Hear about ways being developed to accelerate wound closure, reduce scar formation, and make scar tissue resilient to injury.

After injuries to the skin, epithelial cells migrate to close the wound, while dermal cells synthesise collagen to fill the wound bed. These coordinated processes enable healing to occur, however, we are left with a permanent reminder of the injury – a scar.

Scar tissue never regains the strength of healthy tissue and is prone to injury. It also has limited functionality compared to healthy skin.

In this talk, Dr Higgins will present the research ongoing in their lab that is determining ways to accelerate wound closure, reduce scar formation, and make scar tissue resilient to injury.

This lecture is currently scheduled as an in-person event at Imperial. However government guidelines will be followed at the time which may include the necessity to change this to a live streamed event.  The supper may also need to be cancelled. We will update Friends on a regular basis.

FREE School group and student lecture places

As part of our mission to share a passion for knowledge, we have an allocation of tickets for school groups, school students and A level students to attend this public lecture FREE.

If you are a school teacher, you can book a FREE ‘School group’ ticket to bring your students to this event.

You’ll be asked to provide your school details and the total number in your group so that we can allocate these tickets.

School and A level students are also very welcome to attend, to book you just have to follow the same instructions as ‘School group’ tickets.

Please email our Administrator here if you need any help with this offer.

Post event supper

After the talk, you are welcome to join other Friends and their guests at a local restaurant to continue the discussion. You can book supper places below.

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