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Dundee Stem Cell Initiative

The University of Dundee is well-known for world-leading research in Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology and Drug Discovery. More recently a number of Dundee-based groups have begun to draw on these strengths and state of the art core facilities in Imaging and Proteomics to investigate stem cell biology and its translational potential for therapeutic use in regenerative medicine and drug screening.

This web site serves as an information point for researchers with an interest in Stem Cells in Dundee and encompasses laboratories in the College of Life Sciences and College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, as well as local Biotech Industry. It provides news updates, key links to the Scottish and UK National Stem Cell network and links to Dundee-based Stem Cell interest research laboratories. This includes research into Embryonic Stem (ES) Cell differentiation, generation of ES cells mutant in key signalling pathways, use of ES cells in drug screening programmes, as well as stem cell populations in the developing embryo and in adult tissues.

If you wish to be included on this page or to advertise posts please contact Kate Storey

Local Meetings

Scottish Stem Cell Biology group meetings are held 3 times a year. These one day meetings include one International and one national invited speaker and opportunities for young PIs, post-docs and graduate students to give talks. All meetings conclude with a networking session, drinks and light supper and are sponsored by the Scottish Stem Cell Network.

Next meeting: ES cells, iPS cells and directed differentiation, University of Dundee, November 9th

If you have a student or post-doc who would like to give a talk at these meetings please contact Kate Storey or Josh Brickman

Note: travel costs to attend this meeting can be applied for from the SSCN. Please contact Susan Wilson

Latest News

For a UK wide update on the stem cell field see the UK National Stem Cell Network bulletin issued monthly and available on their website in PDF format



Stem Cell Researchers

The College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee is actively seeking to recruit PIs with an interest in ES or iPS cells and their directed differentiation.

Informal enquiries to Professor Kate Storey

PIs with an interest in the differentiation of insulin-producing islet cells from stem cells are particularly encouraged. Such appointment(s) would complement extensive diabetes-related research that is taking place in Dundee. Significant local fundraising events have taken place to recruit such a person to Dundee and substantial start-up funds are available for an appointment in this area, extending to Professorial/Chair level.

Informal enquiries to Professor Dario Alessi

Scottish Stem Cell Network
UK Stem Cell Bank
National Stem Cell Network