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Paola Arlotta

Harvard University

Paola Arlotta is a professor at Harvard University and a world-leading pioneer on the intersection of neuroscience and stem cell biology. Focusing on the human cerebral cortex, she uses highly innovative approaches to investigate the roots of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. Her latest studies have involved 3D cerebral organoids, miniature live brain compounds cultivated from human stem cells which provide a novel platform for ´in vitro´ modelling of diseases and remedies.

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Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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