Research

My Research Progress: current projects, publications, posters, talks.

Paper: opening our stem cell collection to the world

In the Ooi lab we have over the years grown our induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) portfolio. In 2018 we...

Paper: Liraglutide prevents metabolic side-effects and improves recognition and working memory during antipsychotic treatment in rats.

Paper: Liraglutide prevents metabolic side-effects and improves recognition and working memory during antipsychotic treatment in rats.

Some progress in my neuropharmacology portfolio of novel treatment options: we have just published our assessment of Liraglutide to combat...

Protocols: Maintaining happy iPSC colonies

Episode 1: Let’s start at the beginning, maintaining your iPSC colonies Keeping healthy iPSC colonies, better for clean cultures than...

Protocols: New Tips & Tricks miniseries on maintaining and differentiating iPSCs

Growing stem cells and differentiating them into neuronal cells is difficult work. This miniseries has the tips and tricks I...

Paper: Unmasking the true identity in neuron differentiation

Paper: Unmasking the true identity in neuron differentiation

Just weeks after our review on problems with current differentiation protocols, a method for iPSC-derived cholinergic neurons got published in...

Paper: Common pitfalls of stem cell differentiation: a guide to improving protocols for neurodegenerative disease models and research

Paper: Common pitfalls of stem cell differentiation: a guide to improving protocols for neurodegenerative disease models and research

Differentiating stem cells into neurons is gaining more and more traction, but is still a very challenging task. We have...

Paper: mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 rescues NMDA and GABAA receptor level deficits induced in a two-hit mouse model of schizophrenia

We published our preclinical antipsychotic study with my PhD supersivors and fellow PhD students. We show with this work, that the...