Synthetic Physiology: Optical Control of Cellular Signals
Harald Janovjak works in the new research field synthetic physiology, which is the interface of synthetic biology and mammalian physiology . The Janovjak group is exploring synthetic principles for understanding and manipulating animal physiology. They have established new methods to control the signaling and behavior of nerve cells, cancer cells and key cell populations involved in metabolism. The methods provide spatial and temporal precision and include, but are not limited to, optogenetics. The Janovjak group is also focusing on understanding and manipulating cell signaling and behavior in tissues affected by disease.
Date: 24 September 2015, 11:00 (Thursday, -2nd week, Michaelmas 2015)
Venue: NDM Building, Headington OX3 7FZ
Venue Details: Basement Seminar Room
Speaker: Dr Harald Janovjak (IST Austria)
Organising department: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford Branch
Organisers: Alexandra Ward (University of Oxford, Oxford Ludwig Institute, NDM Experimental Medicine), Mary Muers (Oxford Ludwig Institute, NDM Experimental Medicine)
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Host: Dr Sebastian Nijman (Ludwig Cancer Research, Oxford)
Part of: Ludwig Institute Seminar Series
Topics: Synthetic biology, Cancer, Cellular signal transduction
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Mary Muers