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Dr Helen Weavers

Dr Helen Weavers

Dr Helen Weavers
PhD(Cantab.)

Research Collaborator
Research Fellow

Area of research

Understanding the cell biology of tissue resilience during development, inflammation and wound repair

Office C21a
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 1657

Research summary

***Exciting new PhD opportunity under the GW4BioMedDTP scheme for Oct 2019 start!***

Interested in developmental biology and tissue repair? Check out my interdisciplinary project using live imaging and genetics in Drosophila and human genetic epidemiology!

http://www.gw4biomed.ac.uk/available-projects-2/infection-immunity-and-repair-projects/

Our tissues are frequently exposed to a wide-range of endogenous and exogenous insults that could threaten the integrity of their genome, proteome and metabolome. This occurs when tissues are injured, as inflammatory cells generate toxic products, and also in otherwise healthy tissues as similar products are generated as a normal byproduct of cellular metabolism and physiology. How do ...

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Biography

***Exciting new PhD opportunity in my lab under the GW4BioMedDTP scheme for Oct 2019 start!***

Interested in developmental biology and tissue repair? Check out my interdisciplinary project using live imaging and genetics in Drosophila and human genetic epidemiology!

http://www.gw4biomed.ac.uk/available-projects-2/infection-immunity-and-repair-projects/

I began my research career as a Research Assistant and later Wellcome Trust-funded PhD student with Professor Helen Skaer (University of Cambridge) studying renal development using Drosophila as a powerful, genetically tractable in vivo model. We found that fruitflies possess podocyte-like cells called ‘nephrocytes’, which share striking molecular, structural and functional parallels with their mammalian ...

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Recent publications

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