Seminar: Prof. Christine Mummery

Human pluripotent stem cells in modeling cardiovascular disease

Date:
12 March 2014 00:00 hrs.
Location:
Figdor Lecture Theatre, 8th floor RIMLS Building, Geert Grooteplein 26-28, route 289
Title:
Human pluripotent stem cells in modeling cardiovascular disease
Speaker(s):

Prof. Christine Mummery, Dept. of Developmental Biology and Chair of the Dept. of Anatomy and Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center.

12-03-2014 00:00:00Europe/AmsterdamHuman pluripotent stem cells in modeling cardiovascular disease  Figdor Lecture Theatre, 8th floor RIMLS Building, Geert Grooteplein 26-28, route 289Rimlsrimls@radboudumc.nl

Remarks / more information:

Christine _MummeryChristine Mummery is Professor of Developmental Biology and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology of Leiden University.  Her primary research focus is currently the development and use of stem cells in cardiovascular development and disease.  She serves on the Ethical Councils of the Ministry of Health, providing specialized advice on human embryos and stem cell clinical trials. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and elected board-member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). Prof. Mummery is editor-in-chief of the ISSCR flag-ship journal 'Stem Cell Reports'. 

 

Key publications:

  • PGC-1a and reactive oxygen speacies regulate human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte function. Stem Cell Reports 2013.  
  • Isogenic human pluripotent stem cells pairs reveal the role of a KCNH2 mutation in long-QT syndrome. EMBO J 2013.
  • Prediction of drug-induced cardiotoxicity using human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Stem Cell Research 2010.


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