BSRT Graduate School

Linked in Regeneration

TitleTimeTeacherRoom
Linked in Regeneration05.09.2019 16:30 - 17:30Cranach House Auditorium
Title of Course: 
Human induced pluripotent stem cells: where are we now with cardiovascular disease models?
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This course is optional for doctoral researchers at the BSRT
Description: 

"Linked in regeneration" wants to offer young and senior scientists from Berlin to come together and discuss with internationally renowned guest speakers how to advance research into regenerative medicine and its translation into the clinics. The Lecture Series Linked in Regeneration 2019 is organized and hosted by young postdocs of the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies.

 

 

Thursday, 5 September 2019 | 4.30 pm

Speaker: Christine Mummery

(Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL)

Host: Krithika Hariharan (BSRT postdoc)

 

 

Human induced pluripotent stem cells: where are we now with cardiovascular disease models?

 

Christine Mummery's research focus concerns cardiovascular development and disease models based on human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC). Immediate interests are on developing biophysical techniques for characterization and functional analysis of cardiovascular cells from hPSC with the ultimate aim of understanding underlying disease mechanisms and drugs for treatment through bioassays. The interest derives from a long-standing fascination on how differentiation choices are made in development and the roles played by growth factors. With the development of human iPS cells by reprogramming somatic cells from patients, enthusiasm for potential clinical applications has grown, particularly in using these cells to identify personalized drug targets and sensitivities and ways to correct disease phenotypes.

Three interesting publications