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A layer of Drosophila cells with nucleus marked red and mitochondria marked green. Image Klunicka et al, Ma Lab.
Publication - Ma

Identifying the molecular machinery for mitochondrial genome maintenance

REC repairs mitochondrial DNA by homologous recombination

November 10, 2022

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Microscopy image of human fetal lung explant shows birfurcating tips (red) and airway smooth muscle actin (cyan); by John Russell (Rawlins lab)
News - Rawlins

Rawlins lab shares in £8 million award for lung research

New collaboration to speed up finding treatments for chronic lung diseases

October 10, 2022

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The simple layer of epithelial cells in the fruit fly midgut, with intestinal stem cells (ISC, smaller cells) situating at the basal side. Nuclear in cyan, alpha-Spectrin (cell cortical region) in magenta, and occluding septate junction in yellow.
Publication - St Johnston

How polarised epithelial cells grow “up” without breaking the barrier

Similarities between fly midgut polarisation and lumen formation in mammalian epithelial cysts

September 28, 2022

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Archival files on shelf in the admin office

Korean visitors come to learn about Institute’s core funding model

High-ranking government and academia representatives visit the Institute

September 23, 2022

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Kyungtae Lim in the Rawlins lab working at the tissue culture cabinet
Publication - Brand - Jackson - Rawlins

Identifying SOX9 as major regulator of lung progenitor self-renewal

SOX9 controls lung epithelial progenitor self-renewal

September 19, 2022

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Coloured tube holders in Tchasovnikarova lab
News - Tchasovnikarova

Identifying chromatin repressors and their roles in disease

Meet Iva Tchasovnikarova in our new video

September 16, 2022

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Human developing lung section under microscope
Publication - Rawlins

Engaging the public with fundamental biology

Creating a model for involving the public in fundamental research

September 15, 2022

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Special tools for epithelioid culture in the Fernandez-Antoran lab
News - Fernandez-Antoran

Growing epithelioids to reveal the mechanisms behind cell competition

Meet David Fernandez-Antoran in our new video

September 14, 2022

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Regenerating cerebellar cells identified by lineage tracing
News - Bayin

Can we regulate stem cell behaviours to repair the brain?

Meet Sumru Bayin in our new video

September 12, 2022

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