We’re living longer, but how do we stay healthy?

Dame Mary Archer will explore the challenges for modern medicine

Science has extended our lives, but now it needs to make us healthier for longer, according to Chair of The Science Museum, Dame Mary Archer.

Dame Mary will explore the challenges of population growth and extended life expectancy at Brunel University London, as part of the free 2015 public lecture series.

Much like the museums she now heads, the talk will take the audience on a journey from early agricultural chemistry to the latest techniques in molecular medicine.

Dame Mary will explore how pharmaceutical drugs, modern diagnostic tools and surgical techniques have made the untreatable, treatable.

Looking to the future, she will describe the era of personalised medicine and ultraprecise interventions: regenerative medicine, stem cell technology, genetic profiling, nanorobotics and the 3D printing of organs.

The event will be held from 6pm to 7.45pm on Monday 20 April at the auditorium of Brunel University London’s Eastern Gateway Building. Doors will open from 5.30pm and a cash bar will be available before and after the lecture. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-science-of-good-health-tickets-15453935136.

 Brunel University