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Andrew Renault

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

BSc (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), University of Durham, 1992-1996 with industrial placement at Glaxo Wellcome

DPhil (Genetics), University of Oxford, 1996-2001

Postdoctoral researcher, NYU School of Medicine, 2001-2007 under Dr Ruth Lehmann

Group leader, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, 2007-2013

Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, 2013 - present

Expertise Summary

Our lab is focused on understanding development, the change from a simple egg to a complex multicellular organsism. We use the fruitfly as our model system and focus on the formation of specific organs including the embryonic gonad, as well as the development of the airway (tracheal) system. These are linked by the requirement for a particular type of lipid modification enzyme and we are interested in understanding how lipid modifications are important for these processes

Research Summary

Our lab is interested in understanding how cellular behaviour is regulated during embryonic development. We use the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster as our model system and combine genetics,… read more

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Current Research

Our lab is interested in understanding how cellular behaviour is regulated during embryonic development. We use the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster as our model system and combine genetics, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy and live imaging.

Our focus is understanding how germ cells (the cells that give rise to sperm and eggs in the adult), the tracheal system (the airway of flies) and heart cells are influenced by lipid signals. We pursue an additional strand of research into the interaction of germ cells with the somatic cells of the embryonic gonad.

We are always interested in recruiting motivated new team members who have a fascination for research and are interested in tackling fundamental questions in cell behaviour and signalling.

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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