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Friday 7 September 2018 from 11:30 at 12:10

How to build a heart - from formation to function

Scientific Conference of Friday Noon


  • Michelle Collins, PhD
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Stainier Lab, Department of Developmental Genetics, Max Planck Institute of Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany

Cardiac development is an exquisitely orchestrated process whereby organogenesis is tightly coupled to cardiac function.  Further, precise integration of both genetic and mechanical inputs is required to correctly shape the functional organ, and perturbations on either input will negatively impact the other.  My research investigates the cellular and molecular framework of cardiovascular development, with a focus on cardiac asymmetry and the conduction system.   Using zebrafish as a model organism, I aim to understand the transcriptional networks that are required during embryonic patterning of the cardiovascular system and elucidate how defects during development can lead to congenital and adult cardiac phenotypes such as arrhythmias.  

Together with Sébastien Gauvrit, PhD

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