BIH Stem Cell Lecture: Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts to neurons

The lecture is held by Marius Wernig, M.D., Ph.D., Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine.

About Marius Wernig

Over the years, Marius Wernig’s work has contributed major advances to our understanding of the mechanisms that determine cell fate identity in stem cells and their somatic progeny. Among many other achievements in stem cell biology, his group at Stanford University School of Medicine has uncovered genetic and epigenetic mechanisms relevant for reprogramming of somatic cells into pluripotent stem cells or neurons, and the application of these techniques for regenerative medicine as in brain tumors. In his presentation, Dr. Wernig will share his latest exciting work on direct reprogramming of fibroblast into functional neurons.  

Host: Prof. Thomas E. Willnow
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine