You are invited to our next Drill Hall Dialogue event.
Dr.Richard Webb from Canterbury Christ Church University will be joining us for this discussion.
Richard will be discussing the following:
Vitamin D has been well documented along with Parathyroid hormone in the homeostatic control of calcium levels within the body. Reduction in Vitamin D has been shown to result in Ricketts and long bone malformation/defects. Current Differentiation cocktails continue to exclude vitamin D in favour for growth factors or a base differentiation media.
In this study we have replaced growth factor with vitamin D and early results indicate 100 fold increase in calcium deposition when vitamin D is used as a component of differentiation media when compared to standard base differentiation media where dexamethasone, ascorbate-2-phosphate and beta glycerophosphate are utilised.
All welcome, however, please RSVP to Jackie Wright for numbers attending.