The future of medicine has reached new heights with scientists now able to take mature human skin cells and “reprogram” them back to stem cells to replace tissue lost through disease or injury.

Professor Bronwen Connor

Photo Credit: Fiona Goodall, East & Bays Courier

This is Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Auckland, Bronwen Connor.

Bronwen has developed a novel technology which allows human skin cells to be turned specifically into brain stem cells.

What does this technology mean for the future treatment of currently incurable brain diseases and injuries?

You’ll find out when you see her live on stage on Saturday 25 July 2015 at TEDxTauranga.

The draft title for her talk is “How to turn skin cells into brain cells”.

3 more reasons for you to buy your ticket to TEDxTauranga (10am to 6.30pm Saturday 25th July 2015) today:

  1. Value: For just $85 you’ll see 10 speakers live on stage + entertainment acts + a selection of the best TED videos
  2. Sustenance: Food and hydration is provided all day
  3. Connections: You will make new friends. Only the most interesting people on the planet come to TEDx events like ours which makes every conversation you have, an interesting one