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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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Former PDN student awarded Anatomical Society Best Image prize

Jan 16, 2019

Léa Wenger, a former part 2 student, has just been awarded the runner-up prize of the Anatomical Society Best Image competition

Mechanics paves the way for nerve cells

Jan 15, 2019

By tracking real-time changes in physical properties of the embryonic brain, researchers from the Franze lab have shown that changes in brain stiffness tell growing nerve cells which way to turn

Late endosomes serve as mRNA translation platforms and help to sustain mitochondrial health in axon

Jan 14, 2019

New research by Christine Holt and colleagues published in Cell shows that late endosomes serve as mRNA translation platforms and help to sustain mitochondrial health in the axons of neurons

Ewa Paluch receives 2019 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the UK

Jan 11, 2019

Prof Paluch is the 2019 Laureate in Life Sciences and will receive the award and associated cash prize at the March Blavatnik Awards Ceremony to be held at the V&A.

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