• TARA seminar/ Seminar in Medical Sciences

    09 09, 2019

    * These seminars will be given in English.

    Date / Time 117:00-18:00, Monday, September 9th, 2019
    Place Seminar Room (TARA Center Bldg. A)
    Access Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at TARA Center Mae
    Lecturer Dr. Robert Passier
    Department Chair, Professor Applied Stem Cell Technologies, University of Twente, The Netherlands
    Title Advanced human stem cell-based models for mimicking cardiovascular disease. Towards personalized medicine
    Abstract Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, representing approximately 30 percent of all death. Although in the last decades researchers have focused on the treatment of heart disease, there is currently no cure for this disease. In addition, impaired cardiac function may be caused by unexpected drug-induced cardiotoxic side effects. One major problem is the limited ability to accurately mimic human heart disease and to predict the effects of potential heart drugs on patients using the current models. Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived cardiac cells can be used to develop human patient-specific cell-based assays for biomedical and pharmacological research. Here, I will discuss the application of hPSC-derived cardiomyocytes to more accurately mimic human heart function in vitro and their potential for disease modelling (personalized medicine), drug discovery and regenerative medicine.
    Organizer Prof. Hiromi Yanagisawa
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