03/10/2016 - 11:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Programming definitive hematopoiesis

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Filipe Pereira

Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal

Pereira, from the University of Coimbra - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra, Portugal, is interested in understanding how hematopoietic cellular identities, especially hematopoietic stem cells, are specified during development, and in using this knowledge to manipulate blood cells for regenerative medicine and cell therapy. To investigate the mechanisms of blood specification he uses two complementary approaches, cellular reprogramming and programming through gene transduction and mouse genetics. He has been invited by Alessandra Giorgetti (CMRB).