Sun 13th Sep 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Special Event for Brain Circle 2020: Home Edition
This 1-hour webinar will explore recent pioneering approaches to study the human brain and, specifically, brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s. Dr. Naomi Habib (ELSC, Hebrew University) will introduce cutting-edge genetic technologies to study how different brain cells contribute to cognitive decline and to cognitive resilience. Prof. Eran Meshorer (Life Science Inst./ELSC) will introduce a mesmerizing approach to grow mini-brains in a dish, as models to study brain pathologies. Together, Naomi and Eran will discuss how, on the one hand, they deconstruct human brain tissue into single nerve cells and, on the other hand, how they reconstruct mini-brains from human stem cells. The audience will be invited to ask questions under the moderation of ELSC Ph.D. student, Shai Berman.
Who Will You See There?
How Dr. Naomi Habib, Associate Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is profiling aging-related pathology in the brain to gain a better understanding of disease progression and insight for novel therapeutic development.
Prof. Eran Meshorer obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and performed his postdoctoral studies at the National Cancer Institute (NIH, USA) where he studied epigenetic regulation of embryonic stem cell (ESC) neuronal differentiation.
The Aging Brain: From Disease Genetics to Mini-Brains in a Dish