Search

Home > Publications

Publications

Recent Publications

Please click on the titles to access the full articles:


Recent Conference Attendance

International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM), Pretoria, South Africa, August 2014:

  • LM Watson, DC Smith, R Ballo, J Scholefield, L Tyers, SA Cowley, MJA Wood, SH Kidson, LJ Greenberg. Modeling neural and retinal degeneration in Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7, using induced pluripotent stem cells (oral presentation)

  • Chien-Yu Lin, Robea Ballo, Elizabeth Van der Merwe, Susan Kidson. Derivation of neural crest-like cells from adult corneal keratocytes and differentiation into corneal endothelium (oral presentation)

  • Dimakatso Gumede, Robea Ballo, Bongani Mayosi,and Susan Kidson. Determining the role a FAM111B mutation in fibrosis using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) (poster presentation)

XVIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, July 2014:

  • DC Smith, LM Watson, R Ballo, J Scholefield, SA Cowley, MJA Wood, SH Kidson, LJ Greenberg. A stem cell-derived model of retinal degeneration associated with Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (poster presentation).

Keystone Symposium on Stem Cells and Reprogramming, Olympic Valley, CA, USA, April 2014:

  • LM Watson, J Scholefield, R Ballo, SA Cowley, DC Smith, SH Kidson, LJ Greenberg, MJA Wood. Transcriptional alterations and enhanced susceptibility to proteasomal stress in an iPSC-derived neural model of Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (poster presentation)

Biennial Congress of the Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG) and the Young Researcher’s Forum (YRF), Johannesburg, October 2013:

  • LM Watson, J Scholefield, R Ballo, SA Cowley, DC Smith, MS Weinberg, SH Kidson, LJ Greenberg, MJA Wood. Using induced pluripotent stem cells to model neuronal degeneration in Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7 (oral presentation, poster presentation at Young Researchers’ Forum)

  • Danielle C Smith, Lauren M Watson, Robea Ballo, Janine Scholefield, Sally Cowley, Matthew Wood, Susan Kidson, Jacquie Greenberg. A stem cell-derived model of retinal degeneration associated with Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (oral presentation at YRF, poster presentation at SASHG).

Neurological Association of South Africa (NASA) Congress, Stellenbosch, March 2013

  • Stem Cells: What neurologists should know (L Jacquie Greenberg & Susan Kidson)

  • An induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuronal model of Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7 (Lauren M Watson, Janine Scholefield, Danielle C Smith, L Jacquie Greenberg, Matthew JA Wood)

  • Disease in a Dish Modelling: Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as a Tool for Understanding the Ophthalmoplegic complication in Myasthenia Gravis (Melissa Nel, Robea Ballo and Jeannine M. Heckmann)

  • The polyglutamine SCAs in South Africa: a 25-year journey (Danielle C Smith, Lauren M Watson, Fiona K Baine, Alina Esterhuizen, Janine Scholefield, Alan Bryer, Matthew JA Wood, L Jacquie Greenberg)

Stem Cell Workshop in conjunction with the Physiological Society of Southern Africa, Stellenbosch, September 2012

  • Introduction to iPS cells (SH Kidson)

  • Reprogramming using virus or retrovirus techniques (R Ballo)

  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (J Scholefield)

39th Annual Conference of the Anatomical Society of SA, Johannesburg, May 2011

  • The derivation of melanocytes from mouse embryonic stem cells (Goolam, MM, Ballo R and Kidson SH)

17th Congress of the International Federation of associations of Anatomists, Cape Town, August 2009

  • Repigmentation in vitiligo: double immunofluorescent labelling of melanocytes and melanocyte-precursor cells in BrdU and Melanocyte-specific markers (Petersen M, Davids, LM and Kidson, SH)