British science journalist, author and friend of the Foundation, Vivienne Parry OBE compared the event which included presentations from our scar free research leads, Professor Janet Lord CBE, Ms Emman Combellack and our Ambassador and Trustee, Dr Hemani Modasia-Shah.
Professor Janet Lord spoke of her interesting journey into science and the incredible research that she is involved. Janet’s projects with the Scar Free Foundation are both at The Scar Free Foundations Centre for Conflict Wound Research, Birmingham - Investigating the effect laser therapy has on scars, and how major trauma accelerate the ageing process. You can watch a short video of Janet speaking to two of our Ambassadors on her research – recorded at our Ambassador Event last year.
Emman too spoke of her journey and interest in science. Emman joined Professor Iain Whitaker’s research at The Scar Free Foundation Programme of Regenerative Research at Swansea University whilst undertaking her medical degree in 2011 as an honorary clinical lecturer, undertaking basic science research which would go on to form the basis for her PhD.
The programme Emman is part of focussed on the development of 3D ‘bioprinted’ facial cartilage (e.g. ears and noses) using human cells and plant based materials for future treatment of people who are either born without body parts, or live with facial scarring as a result of burns, trauma or cancer. You can watch a short video of this project here.