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The David Hume Tower, room LG. 11

The David Hume Tower

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**FREE EVENT** An exciting seminar on how embryogenesis can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism.

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An exciting and contemporary presentation delivered by both Dr John Mason and Dr Thomas Theil on their research about how embryogenesis can lead to the development of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism.

Dr John Mason's Presentation: "My group studies how the forebrain develops during embryogenesis. Understanding the mechanisms that control how the brain develops normally will help us understand how neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, arise. In my talk, I will describe recent work from our lab using cerebral organoids – small brain-like tissue rudiments grown in vitro from human stem cells to investigate brain development."

Thomas Theil's Presentation: "My group studies the development of the cerebral cortex which is required for all higher cognitive functions. We are particularly interested in the role of primary cilia, small antennas that regulate cell-cell signalling, and their involvement in a group of human diseases called ciliopathies which can lead to severe brain malformations. I will present our recent work on one of these ciliopathy genes using the mouse and human cerebral organoids as model systems."

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An exciting and contemporary presentation delivered by both Dr John Mason and Dr Thomas Theil on their research about how embryogenesis can lead to the development of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism.

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The David Hume Tower, room LG. 11

The David Hume Tower

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JX

United Kingdom

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