The Trouble with Models [cells, animals & simulation]

Date and Time

January 12, 2021

5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Location

Zoom

Event Description

Animal models have long been used in biological and medical research to investigate mechanisms and novel therapies before applying discoveries to humans. However, there are some inherent limitations in the use of animals as models that prevent the translation of results to humans. Technological advances have brought us alternative translational approaches, including stem cells and organoids, that may better serve as links between bench science and clinical application.

Join TR Talks to discuss the troubles with models.

Special Guests

Dr. Norman Rosenblum

BSc, MD
Hospital for Sick Children, CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Nephrology
Paediatric Nephrologist Scientist, Scientific Director

Felix Ratjen

MD, FRCP(C)
SickKids
Chief, Division of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Daniel Drucker

Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
Senior Scientist

Margarete Akens

MED. VET., PHD
Techna Institute, University Health Network
Scientist

The Trouble with Models [cells, animals & simulation]

January 12, 2021

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Animal models have long been used in biological and medical research to investigate mechanisms and novel therapies before applying discoveries to humans. However, there are some inherent limitations in the use of animals as models that prevent the translation of results to humans. Technological advances have brought us alternative translational approaches, including stem cells and organoids, that may better serve as links between bench science and clinical application.

Join TR Talks to discuss the troubles with models.

Dr. Norman Rosenblum

BSc, MD
Hospital for Sick Children, CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Nephrology
Paediatric Nephrologist Scientist, Scientific Director

Felix Ratjen

MD, FRCP(C)
SickKids
Chief, Division of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Daniel Drucker

Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
Senior Scientist

Margarete Akens

MED. VET., PHD
Techna Institute, University Health Network
Scientist