Lectures and seminars ”Stem-cell-a-thon” seminar #2 "Intestinal stem cell, cancer and bioengineering"
Speaker: Vivian Li, The Francis Crick Institute, London
Vivian Li's specialization: Vivian’s group is fascinated in finding how the stem cells in the gut lining are controlled in healthy gut and what happens when they go wrong, leading to bowel cancer. They are particularly interested in Wnt signaling in this set-up and its role in maintaining homeostasis or its contribution towards development of cancer. They use a model of bowel stem cells growing in the lab, in small three-dimensional clumps called organoids (also known as ‘mini-guts’). Furthermore, they employ gene editing techniques to alter the levels of Wnt and other important signalling molecules to unravel the underlying mechanisms.
Discussion with Vivian Li, please contact Sophia Borate (Sophia.Borate@ki.se) for more information.
Attend on site
The seminar will take take place in Erna Möllersalen in Neo, 5th floor, Blickagången 16, KI Campus Flemingsberg.
Note! See the schedule/mail for any changes of venue.
Refreshments will be available for the participants after the talks.
Zoom link will be sent out by email prior to each seminar. Contact one of the organizers for the Zoom invitation.