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Gonçalo Castelo-Branco

2024-01-26 @ 10:00 - 11:00 EST

Please join us on January 26, 2024, at 10:00 AM for a Special Seminar co-hosted by Adversity and Mental Health and The Neuro.

*Note that this meeting will be held in person at the William E. Stavert Amphitheatre, Douglas Hall*


Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, PhD
Professor of Glial Cell Biology at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


Oligodendroglia in Development and Multiple Sclerosis: Insights from Single-Cell and Spatial Omics

Speaker Biography

Professor Gonçalo Castelo-Branco is a Professor of Glial Cell Biology at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Prof. Castelo-Branco received his PhD in Medical Biochemistry in 2005, working on development of dopaminergic neurons and neural stem differentiation. He completed post-doctoral fellowships first at the Karolinska Institutet and then at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, working in neural and pluripotent stem cells and chromatin. Prof. Castelo-Branco started his research group in 2012, focusing on the molecular mechanisms regulating the epigenomic states of oligodendrocyte lineage cells in neuroinflammatory and demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), using technologies such as single cell and spatial transcriptomics and epigenomics, among others. The long-term goal of his group is to build a solid platform of convergent knowledge and know-how on the epigenetics of (re)myelination and neuroinflammation, which will allow to establish innovative regenerative strategies for neuroinflammatory diseases such as MS. Prof. Castelo- Branco has received many prestigious awards and grants, including European Research Council Consolidator and Advanced Grants, the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) 100 years Jubileum Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Göran Gustafsson Prize 2021 in Medicine and the Hans Wigzell prize 2022. Prof. Castelo- Branco was elected in 2023 to the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, that yearly awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.


Meet the speaker lunch


If you are a trainee and would like to meet the speaker, please contact coordinator@adversitymentalhealth.com

Unable to attend?

For those of you who cannot make it in person, the talk will be broadcast via Zoom.


Meeting ID: 397 207 1447
Passcode: Q07dmc


10:00 - 11:00 EST
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Douglas Hall, Douglas Institute
6875 Lasalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec H4H 1R3 Canada
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