MODELLING THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM WITH HUMAN PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS

Grant number: FT130100514 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

The human nervous system is one of the most complex structures evolved to date. In order to understand how it functions, and dysfunctions in a diseased state, it is fundamental to decipher how it develops to generate various neuronal populations that form this elaborate network. Human stem cells provide a valuable source to study such processes. The aim of this project is to use human stem cells to study how early progenitor cell types that structure the nervous system are generated and how their neuronal derivatives form connectivity and functional synapses. The outcome of these studies is that we will establish a cellular model of human neurogenesis that can be utilised to study developmen..

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