Wednesday 10 June 2020 - 18.00
Online Event

As part of our #AtHome with the British Council programme, we are organising informal Science “Cafés” featuring a short talk and the opportunity to ask lots of questions of the scientists that we fund. Join us as we explore amazing research on a global scale.

Would you eat lab-grown meat?

You’ve heard of hamburgers grown in test tubes and petri dishes – 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 BIRAX funded researcher Yaakov Nahmias for a short introduction to his work on cultured meat, with the chance to ask him questions about his work. The event will take place on Wednesday, 10 June at 18:00 (Israel local time)

The broadcast will be held in English and will be open to everyone

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 the British Council and British Embassy 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.

Prof. Yaakov Nahmias

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem