Talk Title: Cell Programming
Associate Professor Jose M. Polo, Group Leader, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Associate Professor Jose M. Polo leads the Reprogramming and Epigenetics Laboratory. The laboratory is interested in the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that govern pluripotency and the reprogramming of somatic cells into inducedpluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
Being able to specifically reprogram a mature cellular program into a pluripotent state and from there back into another particular cellular program provides a unique tool to dissect the molecular and cellular events that permit
the conversion of one cell type to another. Jose and his lab use bioinformatics extensively to analyse the transcriptomic and epigenetic changes that occur as cells change type.