Embryonic Development


How a single cell develops into a healthy baby is an astonishing and remarkable process. Biosciences research is aimed at understanding how embryos form their main axes (front back, left right) and their major structures including the nervous system, limbs and internal organs. These developmental pathways are highly conserved in evolution but remain susceptible to errors and environmental stresses that can result in miscarriage or serious birth defects. A detailed knowledge of how fundamental developmental processes work is essential in order to understand the origin of birth defects and how they may be corrected.

Research Areas

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Research Themes

Case Studies

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