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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Christian Bendixen

Epigenetics of ALS: Epigenetic signatures of Amyloid Lateral Sclerosis

2019.11.04 | AIAS

Date Mon 08 Jun
Time 14:15 15:15
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201



Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disorder with onset in middle adult life and characterized by the death of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in fatal paralysis. Even though mutations in more than 20 different genes are known to cause or affect ALS, little is known about the molecular and cellular mechanism leading to the disease and there are no coherent theories that adequately explain how and why these genes affect ALS. The study presented will focus primarily on potential epigenetic effectors of neurological disease, and how these may improve our understanding of the underlying mechanisms.

Short bio

Christian Bendixen is a Professor of Molecular Genetics at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University. Initially trained as a yeast geneticist, he has been working for many on large animal genetics and genomics. In recent years, his research focus has been on studies of molecular mechanisms behind a variety of heritable traits.  

See Christian Bendixen's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.