Kidney Development and Disease

Kidney Development Blog

  • 02 Aug 2017

    A question of identity

    The mammalian Pax genes are homologues of the Drosophila gene paired, and are a family of transcription factors harbouring a highly conserved DNA-binding paired-box domain. The Pax genes have been found to be involved in organizing numerous aspects of development, including development of the central nervous system and diverse organs such as the pancreas and … Continue reading A question of identity

  • 01 Apr 2017

    15th International Workshop on Developmental Nephrology

    The 15th International Workshop on Developmental Nephrology will be held 22-26 April 2018 in the Ein Gedi Hotel at the Dead Sea in Israel. Registration will open in a few months, watch this space…   Peter Hohenstein

  • 23 Feb 2017

    First announcement UK/EU nephrogenesis workshop 2017

    This years’ UK – and increasingly EU – nephrogenesis workshop will be organised by Derya Ozdemir and Peter Hohenstein from the Hohenstein lab on 22 June 2017 at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. More information and registration links will follow soon. Peter Hohenstein

  • 14 Jan 2017

    Modelling of kidney branching

    An interesting manuscript on modelling of kidney branching just popped up on the  bioRXiv preprint server. Of course, not yet peer-reviewed but definitively worth a read and commenting on… Peter Hohenstein

  • 12 Jan 2017

    Direct reprogramming into tubule cells

    Many regenerative medicine approaches are based on the reprogramming of somatic cells to iPS cells, followed by directed differentiation to the desired cell type. This is a powerful possibility, in the decade since the first publication on iPS cells the reprogramming has become pretty much routine, and the directed differentiation protocols are rapidly becoming more efficient, … Continue reading Direct reprogramming into tubule cells