Zehnte Scharfenberg Lecture: Wissenschaft auf der Insel

Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka, spricht (in english) am 26. September 2017 ab 13:00 Uhr über „How do animals regenerate their body parts?“

Elly Tanaka lehrt und forscht am Institut für Molekulare Pathologie in Wien und ist die führende Spezialistin auf dem Gebiet der Regenerationsbiologie. Ihr wurde der Ernst-Schering-Preis des Jahres 2017 verliehen.

One of the first things you notice about Elly Tanaka is that she is always laughing. Whether she is on stage giving a lecture or just sitting talking to a fellow scientist, her laughter time and again fills the room. She 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 she has engineered three dimensional spinal cord tissue from mouse embryonic stem cells and retinal pigment epithelia from human embryonic stem cells.

Die Schulfarm Scharfenberg dankt der Schering-Stiftung und ihrer Wissenschaftlichen Programmleiterin Frau Dr. Katja Naie herzlich für ihre freundliche Unterstützung.

Das Logo der Schering Stiftung.

 

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