University of Dundee

Research Overview

Professor Kate Storey

Head of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility Oversight Committee

"Working with human cells is an important translational approach for many life science researchers. The facility should enable groups across the University of Dundee to exploit the power of human pluripotent stem cells, which can now be differentiated into specific cell types and tissues in a culture dish. This opens the way to investigation of fundamental molecular mechanisms in human cells and to the creation of models of human disease in a dish. These can then be used to test the action and effectiveness of new drugs".