Group Leader, Stem Cells in Neural Development and Disease
Dr. Sabrina C. Desbordes is a group leader at the Institute of Developmental Genetics at the HelmholtzZentrum München (Munich, Germany). She obtained her PhD in Genetics from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) in 2004 and a postdoctoral training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (NYC, USA) where she pioneered the adaptation of human embryonic stem cells to high-throughput screening for drug discovery in the laboratory of Prof. Lorenz Studer. Her pioneering work was published in Cell Stem Cell and Nature Protocols. She then moved to the Center for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona, Spain) to carry out work on cellular reprogramming and obtained a Junior Group Leader position at the HelmholzZentrum München. Her research group focuses on the impact of the micro-environment on cell identity, reprogramming and disease. She hopes to also lead a stem cell-based assay development platform soon. She has obtained awards and given several international talks as an invited speaker (including the MipTec conferences), during her career.