Molecular and cellular regulation of ovarian development

Grant number: DP170100045 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to understand cell fate decisions during ovarian development. While scientists understand the decision to differentiate into a male-specific cell type, they do not understand differentiation into female-specific cell types. This team has identified marker genes that distinguish between different female cell types in the developing ovary, and will analyse the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive the development of the ovary. This could provide a deeper understanding of how genes influence cell fate decisions during embryogenesis, and the technologies developed here will be widely applicable in biotechnological research.

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