Observing Organisms

“A whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

This old saying holds true for a lot of things including a living organism. An organism is more than a heap of cells, it is a complex machinery that is still not completely understood.

In this session, you will learn about new technologies and the interplay of cells and organs to form a functional system. We will hear about latest research on learning and memory circuits in the brain. We will fill our toolkit with the cutting-edge technology called human-on-a-chip, introducing a human and systemic model system. We shall also delve into the world of B-cell immunology and antibody responses; and additionally have the chance to learn about human chronobiology and circadian rhythm.

Join us in our journey from functional cell circuits over organoid systems to the complexity of an organism!

Prof. Marx

Prof. Dr. Uwe Marx, CEO of TissUse, Berlin, Germany

From Organ-on-a-Chip Tools Towards Patients on Chips – Enforcing a Paradigm Shift in Drug Development

Date: June 6th
Slot: 13:00 – 13:45
Leture Hall DKFZ Communication Center

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Prof. Kentros

Prof. Dr. Clifford Kentros, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Trontheim, Norway

Genetic Interrogation of the Neural Circuitry of Memory

Date: June 6th
Slot: 15:45 – 16:30
Leture Hall DKFZ Communication Center

About the speaker

Cliff Kendros obtained his PhD in Physiology and Neuroscience at the NYU Medical Center. During his Postdoc at the Kandel Lab, he deepend his knowledge about the mechanisms of learning and memory. In 2013 he became Professor of Medicine at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway as well as Associate Research Professor at the University of Oregon, USA. His lab specialized in in vivo studies on specific neuronal cell types in awake animals. For this purpose he utilizes novel molecular technologies in order to incorporate transgenes into specific neuronal cell types. Tackling the problem of anatomical unspecificity in expression of transgenes, he employs a process called Enhancer-Driven Gene Expression (EDGE), enabling him to perform circuit-specific manipulations on different animal models.

Prof. Wardemann

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hedda Wardemann, DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany

Human B cell memory

Date: June 6th
Slot: 13:45 – 15:30
Leture Hall DKFZ Communication Center

About the speaker

Prof. Hedda Wardemann dedicated her research to immunology since her graduate studies at Freiburg University, Germany 1998 – 2001. The following years she studied molecular immunology at Michel Nussenzweig’s lab at the the Rockefeller University, New York, USA and the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany. In 2014 she became head of the Division of B Cell Immunology at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany.

Prof. Naef

Prof. Felix Naef, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

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Leture Hall DKFZ Communication Center

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