Weidinger lab - news
We have published a paper in Developmenal Biology clarifying two important fundamental question in zebrafish heart regeneration research. First, is regeneration "complete"? And second, can cardiomyocytes form other cell types during regeneration? See here for the answers.
Gilbert was invited to participate in a webinar on zebrafish heart regeneration, hosted by Didier Stainier, together with wolrd-leaders in the field Ken Poss, Nadia Mercader, Kazu Kikuchi, Jeroen Bakkers and Caroline Burns.
The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1149 "Danger Response, Disturbance Factors and Regenerative Potential after Acute Trauma", in which the Weidinger lab participates with a project on fin regeneration, has been funded for a second 4-year period!
Daniel's paper on Wnt as organizer of fin regeneration has been recommended by the Faculty of 1000.
We have published a paper where we surprisingly find that adult fish repair bone fractures quite differently than mammals; they do not use (only) stem cells, but mature osteoblasts, which dedifferentiate in respone to fractures.
Chung's abstract was selected for an oral presentation at the prestigious Weinstein Cardiovascular Conference in Madrid in May 2014. That's quite a success and might indicate that he does work on something interesting after all ;-)
Daniel has graduated with summa cum laude! Congratulations!
We have published a paper in Developmental Cell describing a new role for Lypd6, a GPI-anchored membrane protein, in the regulation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling. The paper is being featured by the journal as an "issue highlight".