Frontiers of Science: Prof. Hans Clevers

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Frontiers of Science: Prof. Hans Clevers

April 14th at 12:00
online event
Spring 2022 poster

Prof. Hans Clevers, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Organoids to model human diseases
host: Cecilia Sahlgren (cecilia.sahlgren@abo.fi)

Registration closes April 13th at 12:00
https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/F36953B7CB228C35

 

Students and early-career postdocs are welcome to share a virtual cup of coffee and discuss with Prof. Clevers after the seminar. This is a great possibility to learn hosting skills in friendly environment and create connections for future. Every student are welcome to join, in spite of which research group they belong to.

If you got interested, after registering to the event please send an email to biocityturku@bioscience.fi

 

Hans Clevers obtained his MD degree in 1984 and his PhD degree in 1985 from the University Utrecht, the Netherlands. His postdoctoral work (1986-1989) was done with Cox Terhorst at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of the Harvard University, Boston, USA. From 1991-2002 Hans Clevers was Professor in Immunology at the University Utrecht and, since 2002, Professor in Molecular Genetics. From 2002-2012 he was director of the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht. From 2012-2015 he was President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). From June 2015-2019 he was director Research of the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology.

Stem cells are the foundation of all mammalian life and they come in two flavors. Embryonic stem cells are briefly present in the early human or mouse embryo, a few days after fertilization. These stem cells can be grown indefinitely in the lab and have the potential to build each and every tissue in our body. ES cells hold great promise in the field of regenerative medicine. Every organ in our body harbors its own dedicated stem cells. These adult stem cells replace tissue that is lost due to wear and tear, trauma and disease. Adult stem cells can only produce the tissue in which they reside. The adult stem cells allow us to live 80-90 years, but this comes at a cost: they easily turn into cancer. Both types of stem cells can be used to establish ‘organoids’, 3D structures established in a dish, that recapitulate many aspects of the original organ -including its diseases.

 

Selected publications

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Start: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 12:00

End: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 13:00


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