Seminars and Events

Past Events

Category Seminar
Date and Time 2006-10-16 15:45 - 16:30
Venue Auditorium C1F
Speaker Irma Thesleff
Affiliation Developmental Biology Research Program, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Title The Finnish Academy Center of Excellence in Development and Evolution Research
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Host Masatoshi Takeichi
Summary This Research program includes 11 research groups focusing on the molecular regulation of morphogenesis, in particular on cell communication and signalling pathways ( Two groups work on Drosophila and the rest use mouse as the model organism. The topics include inductive interactions in kidney (Hannu Sariola, Kirsi Sainio), early brain and inner ear development, in particular FGF signalling (Juha Partanen, Ulla Pirvola, Marjo Salminen, Kirmo Wartiovaara), TGFbeta signalling (Osamu Shimmi) and neurotrophins (Tapio Heino) in Drosophila development, RNA splicing (Mikko Frilander), and the development of ectodermal organs (Irma Thesleff), as well as tooth evolution (Jukka Jernvall).

The presentation will focus on the current findings on the signalling networks regulating the formation of ectodermal placodes, and the molecular regulation of tooth regeneration.