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IRC Seminar Christine L. Mummery


08. Mai 2019
16:00 - 17:30

Department of Pathology
Conference Room, Level 1
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
1090 Vienna

Ein Seminar des Immunology Research Clusters der MedUni Wien:

“Cardiovascular diseases and drug discovery using human pluripotent stem cells: where are we now?”

Prof. Christine L. Mummery
(Professor of Developmental Biology, Chair Dept. of Anatomy & Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)


Christine L. Mummery is chair of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology and Professor of Developmental Biology at Leiden University Medical Center. In 2015 she also became guest professor at the Technical University of Twente to develop organ-on-chip models. Dr. Mummery is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science, is a past board member of the Netherlands Medical Research Council and holds a European Research Council Advanced Grant to study cardiac development and disease in humans based on stem cell models. Prizes include several for the development of animal alternatives. She wrote a lay-guide on stem cells “Stem Cell: Scientific Facts and Fiction” (Elsevier 2014) and is Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cell Reports, the journal of the International Society of Stem Cell Research. She is also on the editorial boards of Cell Stem Cell, Cardiovascular Research and Stem Cells.

Selected recent publications

  • Hartogh et al., (2016) A comprehensive gene expression analysis at sequential stages of in vitro cardiac differentiation from isolated MESP1-expressing-mesoderm progenitors.  SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 6: 19386.
  • Gomes Fernandes et al., BMP-SMAD Signaling Regulates Lineage Priming, but Is Dispensable for Self-Renewal in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. (2015) Stem Cell Reports, 6(1):85-94.



Please register by sending an email to: by 30th April 2019.