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 Patient and Public Engagement 

We are passionate about engaging the public, patients and school groups with gene and cell therapy. We host and participate in public events and activities throughout the year.

BSGCT School, Public and Patient Day

Thank you to everyone who attended our School, Public and Patient Day on Thursday 16th March 2023 at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History!

Thursday 16th March 2023, 10am-4pm

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

School students (Years 11-13), patients and the public are invited to join us for this FREE interactive event which introduces and explores gene and cell therapy. This is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Meet leading scientists

  • Discover cutting-edge research

  • Explore career options

  • Discuss ethical implications and the impact that gene and cell therapy has on society.

To register

Spaces are limited! We recommend booking as soon as possible.

Thursday 16th March 2023

Chair: Renée Watson, The Curiosity Box and WATS.ON Ltd.

09:45-10:00  Arrival and registration

10:00-10:15  Live polling

10:15-10:40  The technologies, successes and challenges of the gene therapy revolution

Simon Waddington, University College London

10:40-11:05  CRISPR and genome editing explained

Annie Etuk, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

11:05-11:20  15 minute break

11:20-11:45  Opportunities and Challenges for Cell & Gene Therapies: An Industry Perspective

Takis Athanasopoulos, GSK

11:45-12:10  Risks and rewards to patients considering or undergoing gene and cell therapies

Adam Jones, The University of Sunderland

12:10-13:40  Lunchbreak

Exhibitors, hands-on activities, careers advice, meet the scientists

13:40-14:05  Stem cells and regenerative medicine: hope not hype

Jo Mountford, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

14:05-14:30  TBC

Helen O’Neill, University College London

14:30-14:45  15 minute break

14:45-15:15  Live polling and panel discussion

15:15-16:00  Exhibitors, hands-on activities, careers advice, meet the scientists

"It definitely opened up my eyes to the possibilities of gene therapy and since I want to study medicine in the future it was really great to hear from researchers, doctors and more to find out where this could take me in the future."

A Level Student, BSGCT Public Engagement Day 2019.


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