This year’s program will again have a number of exciting events and activities designed to bring our science community together. Join us for a day of outstanding talks and posters, a science-communication masterclass, and a lively academic debate. Do not forget to submit an abstract to showcase your work and win prizes. The event will culminate with the CMCB summer party.
The neocortex is considered to be the seat of higher cognitive functions in humans. During its evolution, most notably in humans, the neocortex has undergone considerable expansion, which is reflected by an increase in the number of neurons. Neocortical neurons are generated during development by neural stem and progenitor cells. Epigenetic mechanisms play a pivotal role in orchestrating the behavior of stem cells during development. We are interested in the mechanisms that regulate gene expression in neural stem cells, which have implications for our understanding of neocortex development and evolution, neural stem cell regulation and neurodevelopmental diseases.
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Papers are the currency of scientific communication and career building. But writing a paper can be dreadful and still lead to results that literally miss the point. Fortunately, there is a simple and straightforward method to give you a head start.
Advanced and sophisticated technologies, together with state-of-the-art equipment and trained dedicated personnel, are prerequisites for first class research in the fields of biotechnology and biomedicine. Four core facilities of the CMCB technology platform will present new innovative tools and methods to advance your research:
Excellent science requires excellent funding! How to get from the initial idea to proposal submission? The Grant Office has broad expertise in acquiring research funds and can provide in-depth feedback to the content, structure and language of grant proposals. Come to the talk to learn more!
Transnetyx, Becton Dickinson, Gilson International, and Promega will present new products and services of interest.
A great talk in a meeting will get you noticed. Let's talk about what works, what doesnt and how you can win the audience over in your 10 minute career chance.
The following abstracts were invited for a flash talk:
#17 Increasing Neurogenesis Rejuvenates Hippocampal Function, Learning Strategies and Memory Throughout Life - Gabriel Berdugo-Vega
#23 Single cell sequencing reveals diversity of newborn neurons in the adult zebrafish telencephalon - Christian Lange
#63 Characterization of a novel cell population with hybrid characteristics in the pancreatic islets - Sumeet Singh
#85 In-depth characterization of antigen-specific cells reveals genes that identify antigen-responsive CD8+ T cells on a single-cell level - Yannick F. Fuchs
#88 Systemic immune responses to limb regeneration in salamanders - Cristina Subirán Adrados
Digital tools and academic social networks have opened new possibilities for researchers to find data and information, publish research, collaborate with others and communicate their scientific findings. Open science means using these digital tools to make research more transparent, collaborative and open. In the MOOC (massive open online course) “Science 2.0 and open research methods” young scholars learn how they can benefit from and contribute to open science.
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A fundamental question with regard to tissue development is how tissue stem cells or multipotent progenitor cells give rise to various cell types in appropriate numbers and at the right locations to achieve tissue organization. The Gotoh lab has focused on identifying the mechanisms and logic that underlie the regulation of neural stem-progenitor cell fate both during embryonic brain development and in adulthood. They are currently investigating genetic and epigenetic regulation of neural stem-progenitor cell fate and neuronal maturation as well as the genesis and maintenance of adult neural stem cells. They are also studying the relevance of these processes to neurodevelopmental disorders.
The laboratory of Jan van Deursen, Ph.D., is interested in the molecular basis of human cancer. Dr. van Deursen's approach is to study the normal and malignant functions of genes implicated in human cancer at the level of the cell and the entire organism. Through his research on the genetic functions of tumor growth and suppression, Dr. van Deursen works toward a better understanding of the causes and origins of cancer, with the ultimate goal of developing tools for prediction, prevention or treatment of the disease.
We will award the best translational poster, the best research poster, as well as the best presentation poster. The poster prizes are awarded by the "Friends and Patrons of the CRTD e.V."