27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Photo-transfection and selective optical differentiation of embryonic stem cells

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track C - Lasers, Optics and Spectroscopy


Dr Patience Mthunzi (CSIR - NLC)


Due to their self-renewal and pluripotency characteristics, stem cells possess the potential to dramatically advance current therapies in tissue regeneration and engineering. In this work, we report for the first time that femtosecond laser pulses can be utilised for successful transient photo-transfection and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cell colonies.

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Dr Patience Mthunzi (CSIR - NLC)


Dr Frank Gunn-Moore (University of St. Andrew) Prof. Kishan Dholakia (University of St. Andrew)

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