|How Science Is Transforming Wound Healing | Online Webinar
A webinar to discover the latest advances in stem cell-based therapies for skin repair and regeneration.
Sponsors and Collaborators:
SkinTERM - European Horizon Union's 2022 research and innovative program
Registration: Open to all.
Date: February 26, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM PKT
Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) organized an Online Webinar on “How Science Is Transforming Wound Healing” where one of the leading experts in the subject matter, Ms. Mahrukh Riaz, delivered an insightful presentation.
Ms. Mahrukh talked about how skin safeguards us from the outside world. Nevertheless, when it becomes damaged, it can be extremely painful and even life-threatening. Traditional skin grafts are an option, but they have their limitations. The latest research is now exploring a promising new method for repairing skin by using stem cells. Stem cells are unique in that they can differentiate into various cell types, including skin cells.
She further elaborated that researchers are discovering ways to aid the body in regenerating skin tissue by harnessing the power of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can be found in various parts of the body, including bone marrow and fat tissue. These cells release growth factors and other substances that stimulate the body to regenerate skin cells, making it a viable option for treating skin injuries. Although this science is still in its early stages, researchers are making progress in developing stem cell-based therapies for skin tissue engineering. These treatments could one day help people with chronic wounds, severe burns, and other skin injuries to heal faster and more effectively. Despite numerous challenges that remain to be addressed, including safety and efficacy concerns, cost-effective production methods, and regulatory approval, the future of this exciting field of research appears promising. It has the potential to revolutionize wound healing and enhance the quality of life for millions of people worldwide.
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About the Speaker
Mahrukh Riaz is distinguished doctoral researcher at the University of Zurich and Children’s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. Mahrukh is also a Marie Curie Ph.D. fellow on the SkinTERM project, which is generously funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2022 research and innovation program. Her research expertise lies in the area of skin regeneration, and she is currently working on a groundbreaking project developing artificial skin to treat skin injuries. Mahrukh’s impressive background includes a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from CEMB: Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology at the University of the Punjab in Pakistan. In addition to her work in Switzerland, she is also a visiting doctoral researcher at several esteemed institutions, including Durham University in the UK, Radboud University Medical Center in The Netherlands, and Paul Hartmann Group A.G. in Germany.
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