Professor Karl Swann
I am interested in cell signalling and metabolism during animal fertilization and early embryo development. I use live cell imaging methods including those based on fluorescence and chemiluminescence.
Selected projects are:
1.The role and mechanism of action of PLCzeta in mammalian fertilization.
2.The use of PLCzeta in the diagnosis and treatment of male factor infertility in humans
3.The effect of Ca2+ oscillations upon egg activation and early development.
4.Lipid droplets and lipid metabolism in eggs and early embryos using CARS microscopy.
- Deputy Module Leader BI2331 Physiology
- Chair of School Research Ethics Committee