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23.12.2020

Prof. Torres-Padilla joins the Editorial Board of Cell Stem Cell

Prof. Maria Elena Torres-Padilla, Director of the Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells at Helmholtz Zentrum München, recently joined the Editorial Board of Cell Stem Cell.

Stem cells offer new possibilities for replacement and regenerative medical approaches to regenerate and to repair damaged tissue, e.g. bone marrow transplantation. Thus, stem cell research is a major general endeavor to advance the understanding about why these cells have the potential to self-renew and to differentiate into other cell types and what are the molecular properties that make stem cells different from specialized cells, e.g. a skin cell.

The scientific journal Cell Stem Cell is a broad-spectrum journal that covers the entire spectrum of stem cell biology, including pluripotency, epigenetics, genome reprogramming and more. cell biology. 

Throughout her scientific career, Maria-Elena has been interested in understanding the mechanisms that drive cell fate and underlie cellular identity. She has established her lab as leader in the fields of developmental biology and epigenetics pioneering a broader perspective in our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the origin of pluripotent cells. Her team has provided key contributions for understanding the regulation of chromatin remodelling during early mouse development, and its functional impact for cell potency and reprogramming.

Under her lead, the Institute of Epigenetics and Stems Cells at the Helmholtz Zentrum München has developed a unique flagship of epigenetics and stem cell research.