Register to Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative event on stem cells
2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Shinya Yamanaka is visiting UiO, are you coming too? Students and young scientists are especially invited.
Yamanaka will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy.
Time and place: Sep. 6, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and panel discussion from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, Blindern Campus
Yamanaka was the first to demonstrate that mature cells, like skin cells could be reprogrammed directly to so called induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells or iPSCs – that is cells that are able to develop into all different kinds of cells. Pluripotent stem cells have been expected to be the basis of new treatments for a whole range of diseases and injuries where tissue and cells are damaged such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, heart attack, stroke, blindness and type 1 diabetes. These stem cells can also be used to understand the mechanisms of diseases and for testing new drugs.
The events are open to all, but registration is required!