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Mark Post

Maastricht University

Mark Post is Chair of Physiology and Vice Dean of Biomedical Technology at Maastricht University. He is trained as a Medical Doctor and has been investigating ‘in vitro meat’ since 2008. He is widely and internationally acclaimed for having created the world’s first hamburger bioengineered from bovine muscle stem cells in 2013, proving it is scientifically possible to create an edible beef burger from cultured cells. Mark also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of MosaMeat, a company which aims to develop tissue engineering into a technology that can mass-produce affordable meat without harming animals, leading not only to health benefits but to a far more sustainable food system in the future.

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Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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