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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience



Light and Electron microscope immunocytochemical investigations of the mechanisms of Placental growth, development and function and Mammary Gland secretion.  The main focus is on Ruminant species but the wider comparative aspects are also important.


Professor Abby Fowden
Professor Dino Giussani
Dr Alison Forhead
Dr CJP Jones, Manchester University
Professor J A Green, Missouri University, USA


Key publications: 

Wooding FBP, Sargeant TJ (2015), Immunocytochemical evidence for golgi vesicle involvement in milk fat globule secretion, Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, [in press]

Wooding FBP, Wilsher S, Benirschke K, Jones CJP, Allen WR (2015), Immunocytochemistry of the placentas of Giraffe and Okapi: comparison with other ruminants, Placenta, [in press]

Wooding FBP, Burton G, (2008), Comparative placentation: structures, functions and evolution, Berlin, Springer

Wooding FBP, Fowden AL, Bell AW, Ehrhardt RA, Limesand SW, Hay WW, (2005), Localisation of glucose transport in the Ruminant placenta: implications forthe sequential use of transporter isoforms, Placenta, 26:626-40

Wooding FBP, Roberts RM, Green JA, (2005), Light and electron immunocyto-chemical studies of the distribution of PAGs throughout pregnancy in the cow: possible functional implications, Placenta, 26:807-27

Teaching and Supervisions

Honorary Senior Research Associate (retired)
Dr Peter F P Wooding

Contact Details

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