Developmental and Regenerative Biology
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.
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.