Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Lecture: Stem Cell Research

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus. We are happy to announce Agnete Kirkeby and Kim Jensen as speakers on the topic: stem cell research.

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    07 February 2019


    Agnete Kirkeby Associate Professor of Stem Cell Biology, DanStem, University of Copenhagen
    Kim Jensen Associate Professor at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

    Agnete Kirkeby, Stem cells for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

    As the population steadily ages, so does also the prevalence of incurable neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. As the brain cannot repair itself, these diseases leave the patients with a progressive decline of functional neurons. New technologies using human pluripotent stem cells can provide transplantable neuronal progenitors which have the potential to repair the degenerated brain, providing new therapeutic strategies to certain types of neurodegenerative diseases. In this presentation you will hear about how these technologies are already far advanced and reaching clinical trials for Parkinson’s Disease.

    Kim Jensen, Intestinal epithelial stem cells

    Many tissues in our body are subject to daily wear and tear, and requires constant and life-long replenishment in order to maintain their essential functions. The intestinal epithelium is one of the fastest renewing tissues in our body, and the entire tissue is turned over essentially every 5 days. Intestinal epithelial stem cells are responsible for tissue replenishment. A number of studies have over the last decade revealed how intestinal stem cells are regulated during normal tissue maintenance. Yet, it remains unknown where these stem cells are coming from during development and also how stem cells are regulated following tissue damage. These are some of the unresolved questions related to intestinal epithelial stem cells, I will address in my presentation.


    3:45 pm Welcome and registration (coffee/tea, water available)
    4:00 pm Start of the lecture
    5:30 pm Networking with a drink and a snack
    6:30 pm Thank you for a splendid end of day!
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