University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience > TODAY: Adrian Seminar - Corinne Houart "Modulation of embryonic signalling activities controls forebrain size and complexity"

TODAY: Adrian Seminar - Corinne Houart "Modulation of embryonic signalling activities controls forebrain size and complexity"

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Lyn Dakin.

Abstract: The diversity in vertebrate brain size, shape and complexity underpins the vast spectrum of behaviours, social and cognitive abilities found across species. During development, variations in temporal and spatial regulation of neurogenesis have been shown to play an important role in creating this diversity. Here, we present evidence unveiling another mechanism involved in imposing substantial change in brain size and ultimately function. We performed a comparative functional study between zebrafish and mouse, focused on early signalling events shaping the brain territories in late gastrula/early neurula. We will share our findings indicating that simple temporal changes in signalling induction is able to modify both size and function of the vertebrate forebrain.

This talk is part of the Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2017 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity