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Understanding our heart

This event takes place in the room downstairs. No step-free access.
Vergangene Veranstaltung - 2022
09 Mai 19:00-21:00
The Black Sheep, Kettenbrückengasse 7,
Wien 1050
During this session we are going to explore different approaches to study the heart and see which inputs worms or stem cells can provide to understand human heart disease.

This event will be held in English.

A tale of DNA: About Heart Disease, Jellyfish & Nematodes

Philipp Dexheimer (Senior Research Assistant in Genetics)
Three billion letters of DNA spell out the human genome, encoding all the information necessary to build a functional organism. But which letter does what? In the struggle to unravel the manifold secrets embedded into DNA, science developed a plethora of amazing tools to spy on the inner workings of living beings. Offering a tour through the miraculous technological possibilities of modern molecular Biology, I will explain how understanding the function of particular DNA sequences might help us to cure heart disease one day.

Using mini hearts to understand cardiac defects

Clara Schmidt (PhD student in Biotechnology)
Defects during heart development are currently the number one cause of fetal death. Therefore, it is essential to understand what is causing them. We are using human stem cells to generate beating mini hearts in a dish that mimic the development of the human heart and use them to better understand heart defects.
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