Nuestra visitante Evgenia Alekseeva, estudiante del Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology de Moscow (Russia), dará una charla sobre biofísica en la Sala de Conferencias del tercer piso.
Our organism consists of hundreds of various cell types, but all of them originate from one single cell, zygote. It is possible because zygote is a universal (totipotent) stem cell, which means that it can produce any type of cell an organism needs. There are no such stem cells in adults, but it turned out that we can generate them from usual (already differentiated) cells in a laboratory. This discovery provides tremendous opportunities for treating a whole range of genetic diseases and creating various tissue and organ transplants.
In this talk I am going to explain how stem cells are different from the usual ones, why they are so important, and how we can obtain and use them in our lives.
Miércoles 25 de octubre a las 15:30 hrs.
Sala de Conferencias, 3er Piso
Departamento de Física
Universidad de Santiago de Chile