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La Facultad de Medicina y el Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (IACS), en el marco del Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón (IIS Aragón), organizan el jueves 2 de mayo, a las 17.30 horas, en el Salón de Grados de la Facultad de Medicina (Domingo Miral, s/n - 50009 Zaragoza) el Seminario: "Transplante y Medicina Regenerativa: Bioingeniería de Tejidos/Órganos y Perspectivas Futuras"
Titulo : How To Make a Liver for Dummies
Impartido por Pedro M. Baptista. Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Winston.Salem, North Carolina. USA.
Moderadora Profesora Maria Trinidad Serrano Aullo. Departamento de Medicina. Universidad de Zaragoza Unidad de Transplante Hepático.
Servicio de Aparato Digestivo. Hospital Clínico Universitario. Zaragoza
Dr. Pedro M. Baptista, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is currently a research fellow at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, USA. This is a world-renown institution in the field of tissue and organ engineering, and the first to accomplish a transplantation of an in vitro-grown organ, the bladder, into a human patient.
Dr. Baptista is originally from Portugal, where he obtained his Pharmacy degree at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon. He worked in clinical research for the pharmaceutical industry before engaging in his doctoral research after being selected to the prestigious Gulbenkian PhD Program in Biomedicine, with his dissertation project in liver bioengineering and regeneration. His doctoral work resulted in the development of the first human liver ever made in a laboratory, impacting the scientific community at large and widely broadcasted in the media all around the world. He has more than 20 scientific publications including a book, several book chapters and several papers and reviews published in prestigious international journals. He is also a regular contributor to the portuguese pharmaceutical magazine "Pharmacy and Distribution" where he is responsible for a monthly column titled "In America". Dr. Baptista's current research interests focus on investigating methods to expand human stem/progenitor cells to the required numbers for organ bioengineering and in making the long term transplantation of these lab-grown organs a reality. He is also interested in applying bioengineered tissues and organs to study developemental biology, physiology and drug discovery.