Stem Cells in Neuroendocrinology

Event Information

Meeting Type: Audio On Demand
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Dates: December 7, 2015
Location: Paris , France
Intended Audience: , , ,
Sponsor: Fondation IPSEN
Purpose: Education, Organizational, Promotional, Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: None

Topics: Neuroendocrinology


Stem cell technologies, whether starting from embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells, offer new methods for studying the development of all tissues in the body, most exquisitely the brain. Neuroendocrine cell investigations have always benefited from the convergence of the chemistries for studying hormones with traditional neuroscientific approaches. Now, neuroendocrinology will subsume and benefit from stem cell work, as well. This meeting will begin with an elementary introduction covering stem cell methodologies used to produce specific types of neurons, possibilities for their therapeutic use, and warnings of technical problems. Then, some speakers will report successes in achieving the derivation of a specific type of neuron. The dopamine neuron offers an important example. Other talks will cover problems obviously approachable with cells derived from stem cells, including their need in surgeries for pituitary cancers. The last talk will comprise an overview of this field and a vision of where the field is going, by the laboratory of Robin Lovell-Badge.

Event Contact

Name: de Gérard Astrid