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Fluorescence micrographs of frog growth cones before and after treatment with Cdc42 inhibitor, CASIN, showing membrane marker colour-coded by time.
Publication - Gallop

TOCA-1 drives filopodial protrusion during neuronal development

The dynamics of neuronal filopodia

February 7, 2024

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Professor Ron Laskey

Three cheers for Prof Ron Laskey

February 6, 2024

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Human primordial germ cell-like cells (yellow) co-cultured with human hindgut organoids (magenta/cyan).
Publication - Surani

Human primordial germ cell-like cells develop in human hindgut organoids

Human primordial germ cell and hindgut organoid co-culture to study early development.

February 1, 2024

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Ben Simons in his lab at the Gurdon Institute
News - Simons

Gurdon Institute welcomes new Director

January 2, 2024

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Rendered image of cell lineage tracing in the stomach
News - Simons

Ben Simons awarded grand prix Charles-Léopold Mayer 2023 by the French Académie des Sciences

November 21, 2023

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Human primordial germ cells in developing gonads
Publication - Surani

Advances in the in vitro derivation of human gametes bring hopes, but raises questions

November 14, 2023

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News - Rawlins - Surani

Does scientific research on human embryos remain in line with society’s aspirations and social values? 

A foundational UK public dialogue on human embryo research starts the conversation

October 25, 2023

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TOCA 1 filopodia
Publication - Gallop

A new review of filopodia research

October 19, 2023

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Ma Lab - Research at bench
News - Ma

Hansong Ma moves lab to Birmingham

Congratulations to Hansong on her well-deserved position as a Professor of Genetics at the University of Birmingham

October 11, 2023

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