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Latest News for 05/2019

September 2018

  • Dr Nicolas Loyer and Dr Jens Januschke
    14 Sep 2018

    Asymmetric cell division is the process through which one cell divides into two cells with different identities. It is of particular importance for stem cells, which divide asymmetrically into another stem cell (thus self-renewing themselves) and a cell destined to become a more specialised cell type, such as for example a neuron or a muscle cell. A model of choice for the study of asymmetric stem cell division are neuroblasts, neural stem cells of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

June 2018

  • Dr Jens Januschke
    21 Jun 2018

    Dr Jens Januschke from the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology has been awarded tenure this week. His research focus is on how stem cells work and sometimes malfunction in the developing nervous system of Drosophila. Jens joined the School of Life Sciences in 2012 as a Principal Investigator, where in February 2013 he was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship. He received an extension to this fellowship in January this year.  

February 2018

January 2018

  • Dr Jens Januschke
    19 Jan 2018

    A scientist in the School has been awarded £568,000 by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society to research stem cells within fruit flies, which could have broad implications for understanding how stem cell division can cause cancer in humans. Dr Jens Januschke from the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology has received an extension of his Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to investigate how stem cells work and sometimes malfunction in the developing nervous system of Drosophila, also known as the fruit fly.

July 2017

  • Dr Jens Januschke
    07 Jul 2017

    Cells need to be able to control the localization of their content to fulfil specific functions. How cells position proteins, which make up most of the cells content is therefore a central problem in cell and developmental biology. The control of protein distribution is complex, but it has become clear that the localization of mRNA (the template for protein production) can influence where proteins are positioned. Local pools of mRNA can serve as spatially restricted source of the synthesis of the encoded protein.