Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences
Stem Cells and Development Unit, Institut Pasteur. Paris, France
Shahragim Tajbakhsh, from the Institut Pasteur in Paris, Fance, aims at characterising stem cells and their daughters during embryonic and postnatal development of skeletal muscle to understand how this tissue is established, and how it regenerates. His group is examining the genetic networks which regulate myogenic stem cell emergence, and relating this to how cell order is established in this lineage. They are also investigating how stem/progenitor cells self-renew, essentially via symmetric and asymmetric cell divisions, and how the stem cell niche is defined. He has been invited by Esther Barreiro (IMIM).