DanStem Seminar by Hans Schöler, March 8, 2017, 12:00 – University of Copenhagen

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01 March 2017

DanStem Seminar by Hans Schöler, March 8, 2017, 12:00

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Hans Schöler, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine Title: Induction of Multi- and Pluripotent Stem Cells

Hans Schöler, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Title: Induction of Multi- and Pluripotent Stem Cells

Time: 8 March 2017, 12:00

Place: CPR Seminar room Panum Building 6, 2nd floor

How does pluripotency develop and what are the mechanisms that drive this process? Hans Schöler and his team have made good progress in answering this question. The researchers have shown that a gene called Oct4 plays a key role. Normally, it is only expressed in two types of cells, which are completely undeveloped: embryonic stem cells and precursors of egg and sperm cells (gametes). By contrast, in all mature cells, Oct4 is in a Sleeping Beauty−like state. If we want to transform mature cells into pluripotent cells, Oct4 must be targeted and activated.


All are welcome. Registration is not needed.