” Balancing cell potency and specification in stem cells and in the early embryo “
Invited speaker : Véronique AZUARA
From Imperial College London – Department of Surgery & Cancer – Institue of Reproductive & Developmental Biology – London
Abstract : The group studies epigenetic, transcriptional and metabolic mechanisms that underlie pluripotency and lineage choice. In particular, they are interested understanding how cell potency and differentiation are critically balanced in stem cells and in the developing embryo. In the context of the early mammalian embryo this implies unravelling how cell heterogeneity arises, and how pluripotency is achieved and safeguarded while promoting the formation of essential extra-embryonic tissues. In this talk, she will discuss canonical and non-canonical roles of epigenetic regulators in defining a stem cell identity and potency.
Hosted by : Pablo Navarro Gil