University of Dundee

Cell and Developmental Biology

 

Researchers in this Division investigate the mechanisms of differentiation in developing organisms, stem cells and adult tissues and how these are corrupted in disease states.

Our work combines classical embryology and genetic approaches with multi-scale systems analyses to understand gene regulation and function, including super-resolution/long term cell and tissue imaging, genome-wide analyses and mathematical modelling.

Principal Investigators

Dr Mikael Bjorklund
SULSA Lectureship
Regulation of cell growth in multicellular organisms
Dr Kim Dale
Royal Society University Research Fellow
Establishing the vertebrate embryonic body plan
Dr Jens Januschke
Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Dynamics of cell polarisation
Professor Carol MacKintosh
Professor of Molecular Signalling and Associate Dean of Research
Diabetes and cancer as disorders of 'signal multiplexing' in the vertebrate animals
Dr Arno Muller FSB
Reader, Associate Dean of Research and Deputy Head of Division of Cell and Developmental Biology
Cell signaling networks in polarised tissue establishment and remodeling
Professor Inke Nathke
Professor Epithelial Biology and Cancer
From molecules to tissue architecture
Professor Timothy Newman
Professor of Biophysics & SULSA Research Professor of Systems Biology
Theoretical and computational analysis of fluctuations in biological systems.
Professor Pauline Schaap FRSE
Professor of Developmental Signalling
Experimental and evolutionary reconstruction of developmental signalling pathways
Professor Kate Storey FRSE
Professor of Neural Development and Head of the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology
Neural differentiation in embryos and embryonic stem cells
Professor Kees Weijer FRSE
Professor of Developmental Physiology and Head of Systems Biology
Cell-cell signalling and chemotactic cell movement during development
Professor Jeff Williams FRSE
Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Signal transduction pathways that regulate Dictyostelium gene expression