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Read more at: Congratulations Graham Burton FRS

Congratulations Graham Burton FRS

11 May 2022

Graham Burton has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) this year. Many congratulations to Graham on this well deserved recognition.


Read more at: Sequential enhancer state remodelling defines human germline competence and specification
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Sequential enhancer state remodelling defines human germline competence and specification

12 April 2022

New paper published by the Surani Lab Abstract Germline–soma segregation is a fundamental event during mammalian embryonic development. Here we establish the epigenetic principles of human primordial germ cell (hPGC) development using in vivo hPGCs and stem cell models recapitulating gastrulation. We show that morphogen-...


Read more at: Pilkington Prizes for Teaching awarded to Sue Jones and Tim Weil
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Pilkington Prizes for Teaching awarded to Sue Jones and Tim Weil

4 April 2022

This year's Pilkington Prizes for Teaching Excellence in the School of Biological Sciences have been awarded to Sue Jones, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and Tim Weil, Deputy Head of School for Undergraduate Strategy and Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology...


Read more at: Micro-CT study reveals the internal vascular architecture of some of the smallest bones in the body
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Micro-CT study reveals the internal vascular architecture of some of the smallest bones in the body

4 April 2022

Abstract The vascular supply of the human auditory ossicles has long been of anatomical and clinical interest. While the external blood supply has been well-described, there is only limited information available regarding the internal vascular architecture of the ossicles, and there has been little comparison of this...


Read more at: Study provides new explanation for cell organisation in early embryonic development
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Study provides new explanation for cell organisation in early embryonic development

7 March 2022

A new collaborative paper led by the Paluch, Nichols and Chalut labs at PDN and th e Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute , explores the self-organisation of tissues in early embryos, offering an explanation for how cells sort themselves as they develop. The paper discovered that fluctuations on the surface of cells...


Read more at: Magda Zernicka-Goetz awarded 2022 Edwin G. Conklin Medal

Magda Zernicka-Goetz awarded 2022 Edwin G. Conklin Medal

24 January 2022

Congratulations to Magda for receiving the 2022 Edwin G. Conklin Medal by the Society for Developmental Biology. Established in 1995, the Edwin G. Conklin Medal in Developmental Biology recognizs a developmental biologist who has made and is continuing to make extraordinary research contributions to the field, and is an...


Read more at: Different encoding of reward location in dorsal and intermediate hippocampus

Different encoding of reward location in dorsal and intermediate hippocampus

11 January 2022

Hippocampal cells encode spatial relations in the environment, including reward locations. In a study published in Current Biology, PDN researchers Prez Jarzebowski, Audrey Hay and Ole Paulsen, with Benjamin Grewe at ETH Zürich, show that memory of reward location is differently encoded along the hippocampus. In dorsal CA1...


Read more at: Trish Murray awarded 2021 Professional Services Recognition Scheme prize for inclusivity

Trish Murray awarded 2021 Professional Services Recognition Scheme prize for inclusivity

15 December 2021

Trish Murray Trish Murray has been awarded a prize during the 2021 Professional Services Recognition Scheme ceremony yesterday. The Professional Services Recognition Scheme aims to recognise, highlight and celebrate the very best work across all professional service areas in the University. It is open to individuals and...


Read more at: Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ hint at treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ hint at treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

22 October 2021

An interdisciplinary team of University of Cambridge researchers have developed a novel human brain organoid model for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with frontotemporal dementia (ALS/FTD). The work led by senior author Dr András Lakatos in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and first author, Dr Kornélia Szebényi, a...


Read more at: Prof Christine Holt awarded Honorary Membership to the Physiological Society

Prof Christine Holt awarded Honorary Membership to the Physiological Society

31 August 2021

Professor Christine Holt has been awarded the membership by the Physiological Society’s Board of Trustees. Honorary membership is the highest honour that The Physiological Society presents to an individual and it recognises persons of distinction in science who have contributed to the advancement of physiology. The other...