Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Christine Mummery is Professor of Developmental Biology and chair of the department of Anatomy and Embryology at Leiden University Medical Centre. In 2000 she pioneered the use of human embryonic stem cells in the Netherlands and received the first licence to derive stem cell lines from spare IVF embryos, subsequently developing four such lines. Much of her work with these lines concerned their differentiation into cardiomyocytes.
At Leiden UMC, she continued her work on human embryonic stem cells and cardiovascular cell lines, but extended her research to include induced pluripotent stem cells.
Role of growth factors in mouse development; Transforming growth factor beta superfamily; Serine/threonine kinase receptors and downstream signalling via smads; Stemcell biology; (Human) stem cells; Cloning in mammals; Embryonal carcinoma cells; Vasculogenesis and blood vessel biology; Primordial germ cells
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