College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Medical Detectives 2010

The Medical Detectives lecture series commences this year on 21 October. The lectures take place at 6pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Teviot Place.

The lecture series is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, an alumni of Edinburgh's Medical School. The lectures highlight the University of Edinburgh's internationally acclaimed medical research, revealing the detective work required to understand mysteries in this field.

The mysteries of birth: Far from elementary, my dear Watson

Speaker: Jane Norman, Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health, Director of Tommy's Centre for Maternal and Fetal Health

Thursday 21 October 2010, 6.00pm

Thursday 21 October 2010, 7.00pm

Murder of a heart valve: An open-and-shut case?

Speaker: Brendan Corcoran, Professor of Veterinary Cardiopulmonary Medicine, Director of International Affairs, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Thursday 28 October 2010, 6.00pm

Thursday 28 October 2010, 7.00pm

Prions: The serial killers that attack the brain

Speaker: James Ironside, Professor of Clinical Neuropathology, Director of the MRC Network of UK Brain Banks

Thursday 4 November 2010, 7.00pm

Thursday 4 November 2010, 8.00pm

Cracking the cell code: How we build vital organs

Speaker: Jamie Davies, Professor of Experimental Anatomy

Thursday 11 November 2010, 7.00pm

Thursday 11 November 2010, 8.00pm