Lezing 'Meet the PhD jury: The Regenerative Potential of the Human Heart'

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Alumni , Medewerkers , Studenten
26-05-2023 van 09:00 tot 11:00
Auditorium C, Campus UZ Gent, entrance 48, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent
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Department Human Structure and Repair, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Prof dr. Med. Olaf Bergmann, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany will give a seminar with the title 'The Regenerative Potential of the Human Heart'.

Bergmann's research has focused on the regeneration of heart tissue, specifically investigating the proliferation and renewal of cardiomyocytes. There is good evidence that the mammalian heart generates new cardiomyocytes throughout its life at a low annual rate. It might be possible to augment this process in injured and diseased hearts to generate new myocardia, thereby improving cardiac function.