Lecture: Hermann Rohrer - The roles of neuroblastoma driver genes (ALK, MYCN, Lin28B) in embryonic sympathetic neuroblasts
Speaker: Hermann Rohrer, Professor at Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Germany
Title: "The roles of neuroblastoma driver genes (ALK, MYCN, Lin28B) in embryonic sympathetic neuroblasts"
The nervous system consists of many hundred distinct types of neurons. Dr. Rohrer´s lab establishes how the lineage from multipotent neural stem cells evolves into distinct neuronal types and how this process is shaped by cell intrinsic transcriptional programs and the environment. He has a particular interest in development of the autonomic nervous system and in more recent research, he has discovered how some of these developmental processes participate in induction of neuroblastoma, a childhood tumor that arises from the sympathoadrenal lineage.
Host: Patrik ErnforsContact person: Alessandra Nanni