University of Dundee

"Stem cell proliferation and differentiation control during aging"

Event Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:00 to 23:00
Event Location: 
CTIR Sir Kenneth and Lady Noreen Murray Seminar Room
Professor Kate Storey FRSE FMedSci FRSB
Event Speaker: 
Dr Jerome Korzelius
Event Type: 







Jerome Korzelius (Dordrecht, The Netherlands) did his PhD in the field of cell cycle control in C. elegans at the Utrecht University in the lab of Sander van den Heuvel. After earning his PhD, he went to the lab of Bruce Edgar at the University of Heidelberg for his post-doctoral studies as an EMBO Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellow. Here he started working on the dynamics of intestinal stem cell division and differentiation. He discovered a critical role of the Snail-type transcription factor Escargot in stem cell maintenance and, together with his colleague Norman Zielke, worked on cell cycle control in the fly intestine using the FlyFucci system. After a brief post-doc in the Netherlands at the Hubrecht Institute/UMCU in the lab of Edwin Cuppen, he returned to Germany to start a Collaboration Group with Henri Jasper (Buck Institute/Genentech) at the Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)-Leibniz institute on Aging. Here, he has set up a lab to study intestinal stem cell biology in the context of aging. He was recently awarded a 3-year grant from the German Research Council DFG for studying the role of entero-endocrine cells in organismal health during aging