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Showroom & Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX Sheffield
This interactive hands on session will include a short talk and demonstration on how researchers at Sheffield Hallam University are developing a temperature sensitive gel which can be used to cure low back pain. The presentation will explain how the shock absorbers in your spine fail and cause low back pain. The potential of stem cells and novel gels to repair these tissues.
Christine Le Maitre is Professor of Cell Biology and Tissue Regeneration, as an innovative scientist, committed to collaborative research, driven to maximise academic potential through creativity and vision. Following the award of a 1st class degree in Pharmacology at Manchester University, which included a successful placement year within a research environment at the department of Medicine at Manchester University, her passion for research was ignited. Following completion of a Wellcome Trust funded PhD studentship, investigating the causes for disease of spinal discs which lead to low back pain at Manchester University. She remained in this field to complete 5 years of postdoctoral research. In 2008, she moved to Sheffield Hallam University and established her own research group. Her research group has since expanded to an interdisciplinary research group with strong collaborations with researchers in the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) together with a number of academic staff in the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC). Her research to date has led to 2 patents, over 60 publications with ~4000 citations and ~3 million in research grant income to date. She has been invited to present her research at a number of national and international meetings and is an elected committee member of numerous professional societies.
Citation if available: https://shu.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-profiles/christine-le-maitre