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Read more at: Andrew Murray wins Physiological Society Lecture Prize
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Andrew Murray wins Physiological Society Lecture Prize

26 August 2022

Andrew Murray has been awarded a lecture prize 2023 by the Physiological Society, and will be delivering the Annual Public Lecture at the meeting in Harrogate next year News announcement here: https://www.physoc.org/news_article/congratulating-our-2023-prize-lecture-recipients/


Read more at: New Paper: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
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New Paper: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

24 August 2022

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have created model embryos from mouse stem cells that form a brain, a beating heart, and the foundations of all the other organs of the body – a new avenue for recreating the first stages of life. The team, led by Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz , developed the embryo model...


Read more at: Exciting new paper from the Buckley Lab

Exciting new paper from the Buckley Lab

23 August 2022

The Buckley lab is excited to share our new paper, in collaboration with the Zernicka-Goetz lab, just out in The EMBO Journal: ‘E-cadherin mediates apical membrane initiation site localisation during de novo polarisation of epithelial cavities’, https://www.embopress.org/doi/full/10.15252/embj.2022111021 We use polarising...


Read more at: New publication from Boroviak Lab

New publication from Boroviak Lab

7 July 2022

An integrated atlas of human placental development delineates essential regulators of trophoblast stem cells Yutong Chen, Dylan Siriwardena, Christopher Penfold, Adam Pavlinek, Thorsten E. Boroviak Read the article here


Read more at: PDN Blue Plaque unveiling for Professor Sir Michael Foster
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PDN Blue Plaque unveiling for Professor Sir Michael Foster

7 July 2022

The latest blue plaque, for Michael Foster, was unveiled on the side of the Physiology Building on 6th July Physiological Society story here


Read more at: New Paper Published by Boroviak Lab
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New Paper Published by Boroviak Lab

21 June 2022

Molecular 3D-maps unlock new ways of studying human reproduction Scientists have identified the biochemical signals that control the emergence of the body pattern in the primate embryo. This will guide work to understand birth defects and pregnancy loss in humans. Read the University article here A hexa-species...


Read more at: Magda receives 2022 NOOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award
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Magda receives 2022 NOOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award

17 June 2022

Congratulations to Magda on being named a recipient of the 2022 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award! Read more here


Read more at: Celebrate Pride Month in PDN
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Celebrate Pride Month in PDN

13 June 2022

Join us at 11am on 28 th June to celebrate Pride Month in PDN! This month, the EDI committee will be hosting a talk from Dr. Duncan Astle, Programme Leader at the MRC Brain and Cognition Unit and Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Network. Join us on June 28th at 11:00am! Coffee & cake will follow to celebrate Pride with the...


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-...