project . 2019 - 2021 . Closed

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Understanding the mechanisms that govern organ morphostasis and repair
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 840834 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 162,806 EURFunder Contribution: 162,806 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Oct 2019
    End Date
    30 Nov 2021
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Neuromasts are the sensory organs used by fishes and amphibians to sense water displacement. Neuromasts contain hair cells that are very similar to our own inner ear cells. Unlike mammalian ear cells, bird and fish hair cells regenerate after ablated. Understanding the mechanisms responsible for the development and regeneration of the sensory organs holds the promise of treating deafness in humans. The study of neuromasts is also of advantage for basic science. With its three cell types, and 70 cells total, neuromasts are a relatively simple organ. They provide a good model to investigate unanswered questions about organogenesis: What makes cells proliferate dur...
Description
Neuromasts are the sensory organs used by fishes and amphibians to sense water displacement. Neuromasts contain hair cells that are very similar to our own inner ear cells. Unlike mammalian ear cells, bird and fish hair cells regenerate after ablated. Understanding the mechanisms responsible for the development and regeneration of the sensory organs holds the promise of treating deafness in humans. The study of neuromasts is also of advantage for basic science. With its three cell types, and 70 cells total, neuromasts are a relatively simple organ. They provide a good model to investigate unanswered questions about organogenesis: What makes cells proliferate dur...
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