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Professor Karl Swann

Professor Karl Swann


School of Biosciences

+44 292087 9009
Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

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
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