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Developmental and Regenerative Biology

Biological samples

Understanding development and cellular differentiation to deliver new mechanistic insights and translational applications in regenerative medicine, wound healing and tissue repair.

This theme represents a multidisciplinary research network with interest spanning across all Academic Schools in the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, as well as strong linkages with the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

By fostering innovation spanning fundamental research into evolutionary and developmental biology of cells and complex tissues, we aim to deliver translational applications in regenerative medicine, wound healing and tissue repair.

Sub-themes

The theme recognizes strengths in three inter-related sub-themes.

Evolutionary and Developmental Biology (EvoDevo)

Exploring the links from genes to morphogenesis, taking into consideration the selective pressures and developmental constraints that drive the diversity in form and function.

Stem Cell Science

Unraveling the maintenance and expansion of stem cell populations, their differentiation towards specific cell lineages and their ability to sustain tissue integrity.

Tissue Engineering and Repair

Exploiting multi-disciplinary approaches to address a variety of clinical challenges, such as developing bio-material scaffolds for clinical use, development of novel therapies for degenerative diseases, and effective wound healing.

Theme lead

Professor Peter Kille

Professor Peter Kille

Director of Technology, Bio-Initiatives Director

Email
kille@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4507

Associate theme leads

Professor Jean-Yves Maillard

Professor Jean-Yves Maillard

Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Email
maillardj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9088
Professor Stan Marée

Professor Stan Marée

Professor

Email
marees@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4486