Join us for the latest Sunshine Coast Health Institute Seminar, "Stem cells and other fantastical beasts."
Attendance is in person at SCHI Lecture Theatres or online via MS Teams. The weblink will be circulated closer to the day.
About the seminar
In this two-part seminar, Dr. Georgia Kafer will first highlight some of her recent research which uncovered the unique mechanisms through which pluripotent stem cells protect their telomeres and manage DNA replication stress. She will then provide an overview of her planned SCHI research which aims to use human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to grow 3D "placentoid" models that can be used to study human placental development and placental pathophysiology.
About the presenter
Dr. Georgia Kafer is a newly appointed lecturer in the School of Health and Behavioural Sciences (USC). Over the last 10 years, Georgia’s postdoctoral work has covered many areas relating to reproductive, developmental, and pluripotent stem cell biology. Georgia’s current fascinations include (1) understanding how and why stem cells have unique ways of performing "everyday" cell processes and (2) culturing stem cells in3D organoid structures to model human tissues.