Week 3

Week 3 ChemSem

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The title of this presentation was “Planarian Protonephridia: A model for understanding organ regeneration”.  The presentation for this weeks’ chemistry seminar was given by Dr. Ryan King.  He is a postdoctoral researcher who did his research in the University of Illinois.  Dr.

Planarian Protonephridia: A model for understanding organ regeneration

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          This week’s presentation was about Molecular Mechanisms of Regeneration. The main title for the seminar was “Planarian Protonephridia: A model for understanding organ regeneration”. The speaker for this presentation was Ryan king. Generally, the talk was about regenerative ability and how these ideas can be applied to human in the future.

Organ Regeneration

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The seminar was interesting. It caught my attention because I thought he was going to start talking about human organs, (I guess I thought this because I did not read the full title of the presentation), but instead he started talking about planetarians which surprised me. The speaker (Dr. Ryan King), made a point to explain what do planetarians have to do with organ regeneration. Planetarians regenerate themselves, they can be cut into pieces and form brand new planetarians out of the pieces.

Organ Regeneration

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This week’s seminar was presented by Ryan King, a post doctorate student from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He presented on his interesting research on the planarian. He is studying this in hopes to better understand organ regeneration. They started using the planarian mainly because it was cheap and easy to keep alive in their lab. They also had interesting regenerative properties.

Planarian Protonephria: understanding organ regeneration

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This week's presentation was done by Ryan King, a man who studies Planarian regeneration. Regeneration is all around the animal kingdom, but planarians (small animals) are the masters of it. When Mr. King was asked if he faced any moral challenges in his work he replied with a confident no. He only chose to work on these planarians, testing them and experimenting on them rather than mice, or bigger animals. Mr. King defined several words for us: In situ hybridation, it helps examine gene expression; RNA interference: method to study gene function.

The Molecular Basis of Organ Regeneration

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The intriguing topic of the fourth lecture was about organ regeneration. Regeneration is the process of regrowth of the lost parts of the body. Simple amphibians have an enhanced ability to regenerate their lost part of the body. Also, there issome recent research about regenerations of human body parts, such as fingers, toes, ribs, rivers, kidneys, and even hearts.

Molecular Regeneration

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This week’s chemistry seminar was on the topic of molecular regeneration in organisms particularly among flat worms. The presentation was given be Dr. Ryan King, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois. Dr. King spoke on many interesting aspects of the topic. He has spent years trying to study and understand the process of molecular regeneration among flat worms particularly the biological mechanism. Dr. King was very engaging in his topic and remained calm and collected throughout his presentation even though it was clear he had much to say on the study.

The Molecular Basis of Organ Regeneration

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This topic caught my attention almost immediately because I've always been curious about organ regeneration. Many animals have the ability to regenerate. Dr. King decided to work with planarians for reasons that create great conditions for his study. They were easy to contain and store, easy to feed and easy to monitor. One of the main points he made that is essential to the whole topic of regeneration is that all cells retain the  genetic information to create all other cell types. This of course made for a great segway for questions concerning stem cells and use in humans.

Planarian Protonephridia: A Model for Understanding Organ Regeneration

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This week's seminar was about organ regenaration using planarians. The speaker was Dr. Ryan King from Illinois-Urbana Champaign. First off I just wanted to say i really liked this topic because it had ties to medicine and how it can help people out. Anyway, Dr. King spoke about how planarians are the masters of regeneration becaues they can be cut into pieces and become new creatures out of the pieces. Dr. King spoke about how gene expression is a method for examining the planarians' ability to regenenrate what was lost.

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