CELLS - Studying the Building BLOCKS of LIFE, ONE AT A TIME

Jenni Lahtela


Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland

25 March 2017, 16.00

The human body is made up of about 100 trillion cells, which we group into cell types based on where they are and what they do. A cell in the brain is very different from a cell in the heart! Even though scientists have known for a long time that cells of each type can be different from each other, only recent advances in molecular biology technologies have enabled a deeper inspection of individual cells- revealing a huge diversity of cell states! This diversity might explain the differences between healthy and diseased cells- or why some cancer cells respond to drugs but others don’t. Lecture video could be found here