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Genes and Development

The Research Theme is investigating developmental mechanisms at molecular, genetic and cellular level.

Genes and Development is a research grouping of biomedical scientists investigating the molecular, genetic and cellular developmental mechanisms in a wide range of tissues and systems, including kidneys and nephrocytes, neural development, and male and female reproductive systems.

Genes and Development have now been meeting for around twenty years, holding research seminars, meetings of PIs and retreats.

Name Research interest
Becker, Catherina Development and regeneration of the zebrafish nervous system
Becker, Thomas Development and regeneration of the zebrafish nervous system
Brophy, Peter Molecular and cell biology of axon-glia interactions in health and disease
Cobb, Stuart  Novel therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders
Davies, Jamie Organogenesis, synthetic biology, databases  
Daw, Michael Developmental Physiology of the Barrel Cortex
Denholm, Barry Organ development and physiology
Doitsidou, Maria Degeneration of dopaminergic neurons  
Gillingwater, Tom New therapies for neurodegenerative diseases
Hardingham, Giles Protective & degenerative signalling in the CNS
Jarman, Andrew Developmental control of sensory neurogenesis and ciliogenesis
Le Tissier, Paul Regulation of the anterior pituitary gland
Lyons, David Mechanisms of myelinated axon formation, function and repair
Maciver, Sutherland The protein Actin and the biology of amoebae  
Mason, John Embryonic development of the forebrain
Meijer, Dies Molecular genetics of myelination and synapse formation
Murray, Joanne Growth and development of the ovarian follicle  
O'Hara, Laura Sex steroid receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary
Pratt, Tom Roles of carbohydrates in the developing brain
Price, David How brains are made
Romano, Nicola Single cell information processing in the pituitary
Simmen, Martin Computational modelling of nucleosome positions  
Spears, Norah Female reproductive development
Telfer, Evelyn Follicle and oocyte development  
Theil, Thomas Patterning and axon pathfinding in the forebrain
van den Driesche, Sander Male reproductive health and disorders