Free

The Placenta

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  • Discussion
  • Speech-to-text
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What you’ll do

Join physicist Jana Hutter to learn about one of our most poorly understood organs. The placenta is a vital but constantly changing organ that is difficult to study. Hutter has created a new non-invasive tool that enables us to visualise the placenta while it’s still inside the mother’s body and gain new insight into human biology.

About your speaker

Photograph of Jana Hutter

Jana Hutter

Jana Hutter is a physicist working at the Centre for the Developing Brain at King’s College London on novel imaging techniques to study babies’ development before and just after birth.

Dates

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Just turn up

Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Medicine Now’ gallery.

Speech-to-text

This event will have live speech-to-text transcription for visitors who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. If you would like to come along, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.