Hybrid Technology Hub Scientific Lunch Seminar
This months' invited speaker is Associate Professor Simona Chera, University of Bergen.
Her presentation is titled: Cellular and molecular mechanisms governing islet endocrine cell fate.
Every Monday we gather for scientific lunch seminars in the common area of the center. Bring your lunch, and we'll provide the coffee and the scientific input.
Simona Chera obtained her PhD from Department of Genetics and Evolution, at the Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, in 2008, with a focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms acting in regeneration. Afterwards, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Pedro Herrera lab, characterizing the two age-dependent regenerative mechanisms involved in spontaneous murine pancreatic β-cell regeneration (Thorel et al. 2010, Nature and Chera et al. 2014, Nature). In March 2015, she moved to Bergen, as a postdoctoral fellow in Ræder lab, working on a project involving the differentiation of pancreatic β-cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells, derived from fibroblasts donated by patients with Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY). She is now an Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen and NCMM Young Associate Investigator.