The Segerfalk Symposium

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Program

Neural reprogramming and disease modeling

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Place: Segerfalk Lecture Hall, BMC, A10, Sölvegatan 17, Lund

 

   

09.00 - 09.30

 

Registration (mandatory for all participants)

09.30 - 09.35

 

Welcome address
Henrik Ahlenius & Johan Jakobsson

     
   

Session chair: TBA

09.35 - 10.15

 

Jerome Mertens
Next-generation human neural reprogramming to study aging and sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease
University of Innsbruck, Austria and Staff Scientist at Salk Institute, San Diego, USA

     

10.15 - 10.35 

 

Short presentation # 1: Karolina Pircs
Modelling impaired autophagy in induced neurons derived from patients with HD
Molecular Neurogenetics lab, BMC A11

     

10.35 - 10.50

 

Coffee break

     

10.50 - 11.30

 

Moritz Mall
Ensuring neuronal identity during development and reprogramming
German Cancer Research Center and Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research, Heidelberg, Germany

     

11.30 - 11.50

 

Short presentation # 2: Janelle Drouin-Ouellet
Direct neural reprogramming of patient skin fibroblasts to study idiopathic Parkinson's disease
Montreal University, Faculty of Pharmacy

     

11.50 - 13.00

 

Lunch break (provided for registered participants)

     
   

Session chair:TBA

13.00 - 13.40

 

Eva Hedlund
Unraveling fundamental aspects of motor neuron biology in health and ALS using Axon-seq and single cell RNA sequencing
Department of Neuroscience Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

     

13.40 - 14.20

 

Short presentation # 3: Isaac Canals
Generation of human mature astrocytes to model neurological disorders
Stem Cells, Aging and Neurodegeneration Group, Lund Stem Cell Center

Short presentation # 4: Daniella Ottosson

     

14.20 - 15.00 

 

Coffee break

     
   

Session chair:TBA

     

15.00 - 15.40

 

Volker Busskamp 
Engineering neuronal cell types from human stem cells
Center for Regenerative Therapies Technical University of Dresden, Germany

15.40 - 16.20

 

Silvia Cappello
Mechanisms regulating human neuronal migration
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany

     

16.20 - 16.35 

 

Questions, discussion & concluding remarks

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