Ep. 225: “Self-Organization and Collective Behavior” Featuring Dr. Prisca Liberali
Dr. Prisca Liberali is a Senior Group Leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and an Assistant Professor at the University of Basel. Her research aims to understand the collective properties of organoid systems and their patterns, including how these systems allow systematic perturbation by established methods for modulating gene expression. She studies self-organization, symmetry breaking, intestinal organoid development, gastruloids, and mechanosensing mechanisms.
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The Stem Cell Science Round Up
Synthetic Embryo Develops Beating Heart – Researchers have created synthetic mouse embryos that show evidence of a brain and a beating heart.
A Step Forward for Non-Human Primate iPSC Research – Scientists have shown the initial viability of an embryo that contains both chimpanzee and macaque cells.
A Step Towards Human Kidney Organoids – Researchers have developed a highly efficient, serum-free method for differentiating hPSCs into uretic bud organoids and functional collecting duct cells.
A Role for Mitochondrial Fission in the Expansion of Muscle Stem Cells – New research shows that mitochondrial dynamics are essential for the successful regenerative capacity of satellite cells.
Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Prisca Liberali