DanStem Seminar by Ken Poss – University of Copenhagen

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09 May 2015

DanStem Seminar by Ken Poss


Dr. Ken Poss, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University, Durham, USA Title: Natural strategies for heart regeneration

Dr. Ken Poss research is about how and why tissue regeneration does (or does not) occur. The biology of regeneration remains both challenging and fascinating, and new discoveries have the potential to impact clinical outcomes of many diseases of organ damage, including heart failure, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes.

It has been known for centuries that salamanders and fish regenerate complex tissues much more effectively than mammals. Zebrafish have emerged as a central model system for studying regeneration, due to their ability to regenerate myriad tissues and to the availability of molecular genetic tools. Over the past decade, Ken Poss's laboratory has spearheaded their use to reveal concepts and mechanisms of regeneration.

May 13, 2015, 12:00, CPR Seminar room Panum Building 6, 2nd floor

To find out more about DanStem seminars, please see our seminars plan for 2015

All are welcome, registration is not needed.