Egenis will be joined by Ben Bradshaw at a public meeting on 18 July chaired by Dame Suzi Leather.
“Stem Cell Science: Behind the headlines”, will offer people the chance to discuss the ethics and implications of stem cell and embryo research. Mr Bradshaw, who is MP for Exeter, will be one of the speakers at the ‘Question Time’-style event at Exeter’s Guildhall on Friday 18 July. Also on the panel will be Professor John Dupré, Director of Egenis, Senior Research Fellow Dr Christine Hauskeller, and Clinical Oncologist Dr Liz Toy. The meeting will be chaired by Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission and former chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
“The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill created a huge amount of public interest in this subject,” said Professor Dupré. ”We are organising this meeting to enable the public to find out more about the new regulation proposed for those technologies, and to allow them to have their say.
“The meeting will give our local MP the opportunity to explain to local people his own views, researchers from Egenis will give an overview, and members of the public will be able to question them all about the ethics and implications of this branch of science.”
The meeting will start at 7.30pm.