Friday, 24th January 2020
– Doors open at 12:00pm
Yudowitz Lecture Theatre
The College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences looks forward to welcoming Professor Fiona Watt, Executive Chair, MRC, to the University of Glasgow for an insightful guest lecture entitled: "Exploring cellular heterogeneity in the skin".
Fiona Watt is an internationally recognised scientist for her work on stem cells in healthy and diseased skin. She obtained her first degree from the University of Cambridge and her DPhil, in cell biology, from the University of Oxford. Following postdoctoral training at MIT, she established her first research group at the Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology and then spent 20 years at the CRUK London Research Institute (now part of the Francis Crick Institute). She had a leading role in establishing the CRUK Cambridge Research Institute and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research. In 2012, she moved to King's College London to found the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.
Fiona Watt is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her awards include the American Society for Cell Biology Women in Cell Biology Senior Award, Presidency of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the Hunterian Society Medal and the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award. In 2016, she was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. In April 2018, she was appointed Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council, as it becomes a constituent part of UK Research and Innovation.
Friday, January 24th 2020
Doors open: 12:00pm
Bookings close: January 24th 2020