The DanStem Seminar Series 2015

The DanStem Seminar Series focus on topics within stem cell and developmental biology. It features Internationally renowned scientists and is organized and coordinated by DanStem's Principal Investigator Professor Anne Grapin-Botton, DanStem

Most seminars take place on Wednesdays, starting at 12:00

Venue: The Panum Institute, Building 6, 2nd floor, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Seminar room, (Map). Please note that due to renovations, the entrance at Blegdamsvej is the staircase outside of building 6

Seminar Programme: 

(updated on a regular basis)

January 14, 2015, Dr. Stefan Luschnig, University of Zurich, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences IMLS.
Title: From genes to organs: Shedding light on epithelial tube development in Drosophila

January 21, 2015, Dr Ken ZaretUnniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Title:  Programming and Reprogramming of Cell Fate

February 25, 2015, Prof. Claudio Stern, University College London
Title: Two for the price of one: twinning – the ultimate regeneration

March 11, 2015, Dr. Francois GuillemotNational Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mill Hill, UK
Title: Signals and factors controlling stem cell activity in the adult brain

March 18, 2015, Prof. Marino ZerialMax Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Title: Multi-scale analysis of cell and liver tissue organization

April 29, 2015, Dr. Carl-Philipp HeisenbergInstitute of Sciente and Technology, Austria
Title: Surface cell expansion drives radial cell intercalations in zebrafish gastrulation

May 6, 12:00, Professor Richard Meehan, Human Genetics Unit MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Title: Epigenetics and cell identity

May 7, 2015, Dr. Sylvie MazanFrench National Centre for Scientific Research, France.
Title: Evolution of the mechanisms controlling forebrain lateralization in vertebrates: the catshark and lamprey view
The meeting will start at 09:30 and will take place at Panum, Faculty Club

May 13, 2015, Dr. Ken PossHoward Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University, Durham, USA
Title: Natural strategies for heart regeneration

May 27, 2015, Dr. Paul Trainor, Stowers Institute, Kansas City, USA
Title: Neural Crest Cells and their roles in vertebrate development, evolution and disease

June 10, 2015, Dr. Isabel Guerrero, Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa", CSIC, Madrid
Title: Cellular synapses for Hedgehog signaling

June 17, 2015, Prof. Markus AffolterBiozentrum, Basel, Switzerland
Title: A cellular approach to angiogenesis; from live imaging to nanobodies.

June 22, 2015, Dr. Joseph Klim, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department, Harvard University.
Title: Transcriptional and proteomic profiling of human pluripotent stem cell - derived motor neurons: implications for familial amyotrophic lateral.  
Please note: the seminar is schedule on Monday

August 26, 2015Olov AnderssonKarolinska Institute.
Title: Accelerating β-cell regeneration by high-throughput screening in zebrafish    

September 16, 2015, Anders LundBRIC, KU, Copenhagen
Non-coding RNA and Cancer

September 30, 2015, Tristan RodriguezImperial College, London
Cell competition: A mechanism to ensure metabolic fitness during differentiation? 

October 7, 2015, Isabella Artner, Lund University, Sweden
Title: MafA-controlled nicotinic receptor expression is essential for insulin secretion and impaired in type 2 diabetic patients 

October 21, 2015, Paul Martin, University of Bristol, UK
Titlelive imaging inflammation in wound healing and cancer. 

October 30, 2015, Peter Lopez, NYU School of Medicine, NY
Title: Are Flow Cytometrists Control Freaks? 
Please note: the seminar is schedule on Friday 14:30

SPECIAL OPEN TALKS (DanStem PhD Course 2015)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015:

Jérôme Collignon institute Jacques Monod, Paris

10:30: Nodal signaling

11:30: An enhancer dependent on pluripotency factors and Smad2/3 signalling mediates a regulatory shift in the epiblast of the implanting mouse embryo

Mary Mullins Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

15:30: Bmp signaling

16:30: Signaling mechanism and shaping of a BMP morphogen gradient


Thursday, November 12, 2015:

Steffen Scholpp Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany 

11:00: Wnt signaling

12:00: The Wnt morphogenetic field: about secretion, transport and signalling of Wnt in vertebrates

December 16, 2015, Ido AmitWeizmann institute, Israel
Title: Shaping the blood: lessons from chromatin and single cell RNA dynamics
A NEW date will be announced 

The seminars are open to all, registration is not needed.

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