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Novel mechanisms of neurogenesis and neuronal repair

CMCB Green Seminar

Date:31.01.2019, 16:00 - 17:00
Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Götz, Institute for Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Center Munich and Biomedical Center, University of Munich, Germany
Location: CRTD, auditorium left
Host: CMCB Master students (Elena Tonchevska)


We study the mechanisms of neurogenesis in order to implement them for neuronal repair. I will present unpublished work about novel molecular mechanisms important for neurogenesis in the developing murine cerebral cortex and will then turn to using these for direct neuronal reprogramming after traumatic injury of the adult murine cerebral cortex in vivo. I will discuss different viral vector approaches and up-date on a recent breakthrough in direct glia-to-neuron reprogramming achieving high efficiency and mature neuronal subtypes sending out long range projections. I will close by discussing the integration of replaced neurons into the circuitry of the adult murine cerebral cortex, that normally does not integrate new neurons at adult stages and present unpublished data about the mechanisms regulating this integration. Taken together, our knowledge about basic mechanisms of neurogenesis allowed making great strides towards neuronal repair.

5 most recent papers

Malatesta et al., 2000
Heins et al., 2002
Stahl et al., 2013
Sirko et al., 2013
Falkner, Grade et al., 2016

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