Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences
The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK
Meritxell Huch, from The Gordon Institute in Cambridge, UK, aims to understand the molecular mechanism by which liver or other adult cells sense the damage infringed to the tissue and start the repairing process in order to harness it for therapeutic strategies. Her group has established a novel culture system for liver organoids, which allows the massive and infinite expansion of mouse liver cells into three-dimensional structures that resemble functional liver tissue. They also work with pancreas cells and diseased human liver cells in culture, and are testing how well their models can represent in vivo pathology. She has been invited by Laura Batlle (CRG).