The Lipidomics Of Cell Fate

Grant number: FT140100047 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to dissect the roles of lipids in cell fate. The study of lipids, or lipidomics, is an emerging and exciting area of biological science. The fundamental roles of lipids in development remain vastly understudied. This project will look at reprogramming of somatic cells into stem cells, their pluripotency and differentiation. This will be complemented with studies in the zebrafish, which permits the direct study of cell fate in vivo. This approach is a powerful way to unlock major events involved in development and to unmask the roles of lipids in these fundamental mechanisms.

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