Deciphering key aspects of myofibroblast biology to understand and target fibrosis with Dr Marcus Ilg

  • Date: 30 March 2022
  • Time: 13:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Online
Join the Teams event on Wednesday 30 March at 1pm
Marcus Ilg

Join ARU's Medical Technology Research Centre (MTRC) for an online seminar from Dr Marcus Ilg on our work to find novel treatment options for fibrosis using myofibroblast biology.

Fibrosis is the cause of 45% of mortality in the Western world, yet we have no safe and effective treatments.

A key aspect of fibrosis is the conversion of quiescent fibroblasts to so-called myofibroblasts. These cells are responsible for excessive extracellular matrix formation which can cause scarring and ultimately organ failure.

This research seminar will shine a light on different aspects of myofibroblast biology (such as extracellular vesicles and temporal gene expression profiles) and how our lab attempts to target it to find novel treatment options for fibrosis.

Contact MTRC@aru.ac.uk for more information.

  • Date: 30 March 2022
  • Time: 13:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Online
Join the Teams event on Wednesday 30 March at 1pm