MicroRNAs - The master regulators of neuronal development

Start Date & Time: 
Thursday, 10 August, 2017 - 16:45
End Date & Time: 
Thursday, 10 August, 2017 - 17:45
Venue: 

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Speaker: 
Speaker Details: 

Dr Lippi Giordano
Project Scientist, Berg Lab
University of California, San Diego

Synopsis: 

MicroRNAs orchestrates a number of pathways in parallel to ensure the construction of neural networks displaying the proper level of excitatory activity (Lippi et al., Neuron, 2016). Inhibition of microRNAs induces excessive synaptic activity, prolonged evoked seizures, and memory impairments. These are recurrent pathological features shared by many neurodevelopmental disorders.

Host: 

Prof Zhang Su-Chun
Programme Director
NBD