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Science for Lunch: Medical Conditions and Helpful Plants
With Lecturer Reg Harris
Thursday 22 November 2018, 12pm - 1pm
Part of our Science for Lunch series, join us to look at a range of medical conditions in humans, and research-based plant therapies used to help ameliorate them. Our lecturer, Reg Harris, will cover conditions such as high cholesterol, blood clots, pain, oxidative stress, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, organophosphate/nerve gas poisoning, and cancer. Particular focus will be on the scientific basis for how things work. Bring your lunch along and explore with our expert!
Harris is bringing the Friends one of his lectures which is part of a bigger series in association with Victoria University and Wellington Botanical Gardens, you can find out more about the series here.
Reg Harris studied at University of Otago [BSc with botany major, chemistry, zoology and physics] and Australian National University [BForSc]. He has an enduring interest in botany and associated sciences. He has played a central role in bringing Wellington Botanic Garden and Victoria University of Wellington together in the interests of higher education for biology.
He is involved with the Consortium for Medical Device Technologies [CMDT] and is an Associate Investigator with the Medical Technologies Core of Research Excellence [MedTech CoRE]. Since 2006 he has focused on the advancement of Regenerative Medicine in New Zealand. The field brings together life sciences and engineering in the development of biological substitutes for the replacement and repair of human cells, tissue and organs damaged by trauma and age-related afflictions. In 2012-2016 he was a member of a four-country [UK, NZ, Portugal and The Netherlands] EU-funded project, code-named skelGEN, which sought to strengthen understanding of human skeletal regeneration and to expedite the movement of new products and therapies to the clinic. He is now involved in work that follows on from that.
Please gather under the large glass treaty on level 4.
Includes free parking