DanStem Seminar by Ulrich Elling
Ulrich Elling, IMBA, Vienna
Title: The Genetics of Cell Identity Change
Elling Lab is interested in cell identity, and how cells transition from one type to another. In this context, they study embryonic stem cells, which represent a very early stage of mammalian development. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, and can generate all cell types of the body. As such, they can provide tremendous insight into development and disease. The group uses forward genetic screens in embryonic stem cells to learn about lineage maintenance, lineage transition, and the underlying genetic and epigenetic programs.