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Crick Lecture | Vassilis Pachnis, the Crick
In person and online
Thursday 14 Dec 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The CrickConnect team are delighted to be able to invite community members to join us for the institute's regular Crick Lecture.
Crick Lectures provide a broad insight into biomedical research from leading scientists. Not to be missed, the one-hour lectures are the event of the week for the Crick community to come together. The lectures aim to be accessible to scientists across different disciplines, while also offering something for the specialist.
We're delighted to invite Principal Group leader Vassilis Pachnis to give the last Crick Lecture of 2023.
There will also be an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends over refreshments after the Lecture from 17:00. If you are able to join us in person at the Crick please let us know at email@example.com so we can arrange access.
Vassilis Pachnis was born and raised in Greece. He graduated from the University of Athens in 1980 where he studied Medicine. From 1980 until 1986 he worked for his PhD in the laboratory of Professor Shirley Tilghman at the University of Pennsylvania/Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia, USA). From 1986 until 1991 he did postdoctoral work in the laboratories of Dr Richard Axel and Dr Frank Costantini at Columbia University (New York, USA). In 1991 he moved to the UK and since then has been a research group leader, first at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research and subsequently at The Francis Crick Institute.
His lab focusses on how the nervous system develops and how its organisation and function are maintained in adult animals. The aim of the research is to understand how the different types of nerve cells and glia are generated in the embryo and how they establish specific connections.
14 Dec 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Due to the pioneering and sensitive nature of some of the research discussed in these lectures, only Crick Lectures from selected speakers will be shared, and we ask all attendees to respect the private nature of these talks by refraining from making any type of recording, sharing access details or in any other way compromising the research that is discussed.
If you'd like to attend in person please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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