19 January 2018

DanStem Seminar by Elly Tanaka, January 24, 2018, 12:15

seminar

Elly Tanaka, IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna Title: Turning on limb regeneration

Elly Tanaka,  IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna
Title: Turning on limb regeneration

24. january 2018, 12:15

Henrik Dam Auditorium, Mærsk Tower

The Tanaka group seeks to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying salamander limb and spinal cord regeneration as a model for how successful regeneration occurs in a vertebrate.   This model acts as a starting point to rigorously investigate how mammals such as mice have lost regeneration capabilities over evolution.  In addition, these studies act as a springboard to design novel strategies for regenerating or replacing mammalian tissues.  Toward that end the group has engineered three dimensional spinal cord tissue from mouse embryonic stem cells and retinal pigment epithelia from human embryonic stem cells.