• Disease-specific phenotypes in iPSC-derived neural stem cells with POLG mutations 

      Liang, Xiao; Kristiansen, Cecilie Katrin; Mostafavi, Sepideh; Vatne, Guro H.; Zantingh, Gina; Kianian, Atefeh; Tzoulis, Charalampos; Høyland, Lena Elise; Ziegler, Mathias; Perez, Roberto Megias; Furriol, Jessica; Zhang, Zhuoyuan; Balafkan, Novin; Hong, Yu; Siller, Richard; Sullivan, Gareth; Bindoff, Laurence (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Mutations in POLG disrupt mtDNA replication and cause devastating diseases often with neurological phenotypes. Defining disease mechanisms has been hampered by limited access to human tissues, particularly neurons. Using ...
    • Metagenome-based analysis of the functional potential of a marine sediment community dominated by ANME-2c 

      Mostafavi, Sepideh (Master thesis, 2015-10-26)
      Methane is the most abundant hydrocarbon in the atmosphere and after CO2; it contributes for 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Marine sediments are a large reservoir of methane where approximately 80% of the methane ...
    • A method for dierentiating human induced pluripotent stem cells toward functional cardiomyocytes in 96‐well microplates 

      Balafkan, Novin; Mostafavi, Sepideh; Schubert, Manja; Siller, Richard; Liang, Xiao; Sullivan, Gareth; Bindoff, Laurence (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The capacity of pluripotent stem cells both for self-renewal and to differentiate into any cell type have made them a powerful tool for studying human disease. Protocols for efficient differentiation towards cardiomyocytes ...