Pierre Vanderhaeghen

Pierre Vanderhaeghen

In this episode, Vinoy talks to one of our own PIs, Pierre Vanderhaeghen. He is head of the stem cell and developmental neurobiology lab.

The major research goal in Vanderhaeghen’s laboratory is to unravel some of the key mechanisms controlling the development of the cerebral cortex, from stem cells to neuronal circuits, in link with human brain evolution and diseases.

Vinoy and Pierre Vanderhaeghen talked about how it is to grow up in a family of scientists, and about the links and differences between science and art. They discuss the value of fundamental and more disease-oriented science and how to engage the public on difficult topics such as animal research.

Enjoy the new episode!