Science Cafe
Wednesday 10 June 2020 -
18:00 to 18:30
Online event

As part of our #AtHome with the British Council programme, we are organising informal chats with some of the leading UK and Israeli scientist. Each chat will consist of a short talk and afterwards you'll have the opportunity to ask lots of questions. Join us as we explore amazing research on a global scale.

Would you eat lab-grown meat?

You’ve heard of hamburgers grown in laboratories and test tubes – but what does it all mean? This is real meat that is animal-free and has the potential to vastly reduce our use of earth’s resources in its production. Join our partner researcher Yaakov Nahmias for a short introduction to his work on cultured meat, with the chance to ask him questions about his work. 

About the speaker

Prof. Yaakov “Koby” Nahmias is a bioengineer and innovator, whose breakthroughs ranged from the first 3D printing of cells to the first commercial human-on-chip technology. He is the founding director of the Grass Center for Bioengineering of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a fellow of the UK’s Royal Society of Medicine. Nahmias is a recipient of our BIRAX funding and is the first scientist outside Britain to win the Rosetrees Trust Prize.  He is the founder and CSO of two biotechnology startups, including Tissue Dynamics that is developing a groundbreaking human-on-chip instruments for drug development, and the Tyson Foods-funded Future Meat Technologies focusing on the cost-effective production of cultured meat.