Lecture by Honorary Doctor Catherine Merry
- Date: –15:15
- Location: Humanistiska teatern
- Lecturer: Catherine Merry, Professor, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
- Organiser: Medicinska fakulteten
- Contact person: Agneta Mattsson
Public lecture by Professor Catherine Merry, appointed honorary doctor of the Faculty of Medicine 2019, with the title Sulphated sugar chains, from structure through function to disease modelling.
Catherine Merry is an associate professor at the University of Nottingham in Great Britain. Her research concerns embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) and how these can be grown in defined 3D gels for use in regenerative medicine. She has succeeded in combining her expertise in glycobiology with advanced stem cell research and materials chemistry and has shown how glycosaminoglycans can be used to induce stem cells into developing into different cell types. Merry has previously been a visiting research fellow at Uppsala University and has several continuing collaborations with Uppsala researchers.