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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

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The Department has an extensive teaching programme for medical, veterinary and science undergraduates. We offer excellent opportunities and facilities for training in research, leading to the degree of PhD, or MPhil in the Biological Sciences.

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Research in PDN is primarily in four major areas: Cellular and Systems Physiology, Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Neuroscience and Form and Function.

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Centre for Trophoblast Research

The aim of the centre is to alleviate suffering resulting from placentally-related complications of pregnancy that remain a major cause of maternal and infant mortality worldwide.

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Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre

The CAIC is a visionary initiative to promote multidisciplinary working across the University on the application of advanced imaging technology to biology.

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Kristian Franze receives Senior Academic Promotion to Professor

Jun 26, 2020

Kristian to become Professor of Neuronal Mechanics

DDIEM: drug database for inborn errors of metabolism

Jun 24, 2020

A new paper published in the rare disease Orphanet Journal by the Schofield group announces the release of a new database for metabolic diseases

Autophagy-mediated apoptosis eliminates chromosomally abnormal cells from the mouse epiblast

Jun 18, 2020

New paper in Nature Communications by the Zernicka-Goetz group shows that apoptosis and autophagy ensure aneuploid cells in early stage embryos do not proceed through post-implantation development of the fetus

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