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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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Meritxell Huch awarded WICB Medal

Dec 15, 2017

Dr Meritxell has received the 2018 Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal from the British Society for Cell Biology

OCD film wins Openness Award for depiction of animal research at Cambridge

Dec 06, 2017

A series of films illustrating how research using animals is helping further our understanding of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) was awarded the 2017 Openness Award in the category of Website or Use of New Media

Scientists at PDN shed light on the mechanisms of early pregnancy loss

Nov 29, 2017

Using a newly developed technique to culture mouse and human embryos in vitro beyond implantation, PDN researchers led by Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz show how alteration of the first morphological transformation can lead to pregnancy termination

Dino Giussani given 2017 Nick Hales Award

Nov 24, 2017

Prof Giussani has received the prize from the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health & Disease

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