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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

Dr Mike Taylor

Dr Mike Taylor

Reader

Email
taylormv@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5881

Associate theme leads

Dr Owen Peters

Dr Owen Peters

Lecturer in Dementia Research

Email
petersom@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0898
Dr Timothy Bowen

Dr Timothy Bowen

Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine

Email
bowent@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29207 48389
Dr Veronica Grieneisen

Dr Veronica Grieneisen

Reader

Email
grieneisenv@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6898