Kedar Nath Natarajan

"Cycling through embryonic development: One cell at a time”

Kedar Nath Natarajan
10/04 2019
12:15-13:15, Danish IAS conference room (Ø18-509-1)
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“Cycling through embryonic development: One cell at a time

By Kedar Nath Natarajan, D-IAS Assistant Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU

Abstract:
We are composed of ~37 trillion single cells of incredible variety, complexity and organization, yet we arise from a single-cell. Remarkably, this single cell undergoes cell cycle alongside specification over development to create an entire organism. Single-cell transcriptomics is a powerful tool to identify cell-states and fates within cellular populations and to dissect underlying heterogeneity at high resolution. I will present an overview of our current understanding of cell cycle during embryonic development and some of our single-cell genomics contribution. I will also briefly address our current multidisciplinary efforts to further elucidate the functional interplay between cell cycle and gene expression.

Kedar in D-IAS

In D-IAS we affiliate the best young researchers. Kedar Nath Natarajan’s research investigates the fundamental process of cell cycle during embryonic development at single-cell resolution using state-of-art imaging and next-generation sequencing technologies. Simply, how a single fertilized cell divides, scales and generates the incredible complexity of cell types, tissues and organs within human body.

Kedar has extensive experience with high–throughput single-cell genomics approaches, including important publications in the field – and now he has just received almost DKK 10 mio in funding to his research project from VILLUM FONDEN. This also means, that he is now one of the few appointed and selected Villum Young Investigators i Denmark.

Kedar has extensive experience with high–throughput single-cell genomics approaches, including important publications in the field – and now he has just received almost DKK 10 mio in funding to his research project from VILLUM FONDEN. This also means, that he is now one of the few appointed and selected Villum Young Investigators i Denmark.

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