Christine Mummery gives John Burdon Sanderson Lecture 2019

Friday, 18 October 2019

On Monday 14 October 2019, Professor Christine Mummery gave the annual John Burdon Sanderson Lecture, this year entitled 'Cardiovascular diseases and drugs: hiPSC models moving forward'. The annual lecture is held in honour of John Burdon Sanderson, the University of Oxford's first Waynflete Professor of Physiology, after whom the Cardiac Centre is named.

John Burdon Sanderson (1828 - 1905) was the Physiologist who reported that Penicillium inhibited the growth of bacteria in 1871. In 1882, Burdon Sanderson became the first Waynflete Professor of Physiology here at Oxford, and a year later, under Sanderson's direction, the Department of Physiology was established at Oxford.

In an interview given before the lecture, Prof Mummery describes her journey from studying Physics at the University of Nottingham, to introducing human iPS cells to the Netherlands in 2007, to becoming the globally renowned leader in stem cell research she is today.

Prof Christine Mummery with Prof David Paterson and Prof Manuela Zaccolo. Image Credit: Colin Beesley

Source: University of Oxford

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