Translational stem cell biology: Developing Cell Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
Status: This talk is in preparation - details may change
Professor Malin Parmar’s group works with translational stem cell biology. The focus of her research is to understand cell fate specification in the developing brain and in human neural progenitor cells using cell-based models of neuronal differentiation. Their current focus is to learn how to direct and efficiently drive controlled differentiation of human stem cells into subtype-specific neurons. They also develop technologies for direct conversion of human fibroblasts into functional and subtype-specific neurons in vitro, and the conversion of endogenous glia into neurons in vivo.

The ultimate aim is to develop these cells and technologies for use in brain repair, with focus on Parkinson’s disease.
Date: 15 March 2016, 15:00 (Tuesday, 9th week, Hilary 2016)
Venue: Sherrington Building, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Venue Details: Sherrington Library, 2nd floor (note main door closes at 4pm).
Speaker: Professor Malin Parmar (Lund University )
Organising department: Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)
Organiser: Dr Serena Cerritelli (Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: serena.cerritelli@dpag.ox.ac.uk
Part of: OPDC Seminar Series (DPAG)
Topics: Neural stem cells, Neurosciences, Parkinson's disease
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Serena Briant