DanStem Seminar by Yuval Dor- 14 December 2016, 12:00 – University of Copenhagen

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05 December 2016

DanStem Seminar by Yuval Dor- 14 December 2016, 12:00


Yuval Dor, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School Title: Non invasive detection of tissue damage

Yuval Dor, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
TitleNon invasive detection of tissue damage

14 December 2016, 12:00

CPR Seminar room Panum Building 6, 2nd floor

The group is interested in the basic problem of organ size control and its implications on human health and disease: how is the proper size of organs determined and maintained? What are the cellular origins of tissues? What are the molecular signals that control tissue mass homeostasis and regeneration?
They study these problems in the context of the developing and adult pancreas, aiming to obtain insights of relevance for diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Most of the work focuses on the biology of insulin-producing beta cells. They wish to understand how beta cells are generated during embryonic development and in postnatal life, what controls beta cell mass in healthy and disease conditions and the mechanisms of beta cell failure in diabetes. Their work utilizes advanced transgenic mouse models allowing for tissue specific and conditional genetic manipulations in vivo, as well as cadaveric human material and human blood samples.