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"Investigating the processes that specify and regulate the founder tissues of the mammalian embryo."

"Investigating the processes that specify and regulate the founder tissues of the mammalian embryo."

Event Date
28 March 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location
SCRM Seminar Room
Speaker Name
Professor Jenny Nichols
Speaker Organisation
Professor of Embryonic Pluripotency at the department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and Group Leader at the Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge.
Host

Professor Nichols began her research career in early mammalian development with Richard Gardner at the University of Oxford, she then joined Austin Smith in Edinburgh to develop strategies for efficient derivation of embryonic stem cells from murine embryos and investigate how the primary lineages are specified. Her group is interested in how cell fate decisions are made and how the embryo accommodates molecular and environmental factors to produce a foetus. To this end, they study (i) consequences of mutation of genes associated with epiblast specification (ii) early tissue formation and regulation (iii) gene expression from single cells and (iv) generation of chimaeras.