Navigation Links
Explorer completes the map ... for the body's blueprint
Date:9/24/2007

An Australian researcher has completed some pioneering work which is the cellular equivalent of the human genome project.

Professor Patrick Tams 27-year exploration has mapped the movement of cells and tissues in developing mammalian embryos. It reveals how cells direct themselves to form specific parts of the body.

He was (today) awarded recognition at a national conference attended by leading biologists.

Professor Tam, of the Childrens Medical Research Institute, was awarded the Presidents' Medal of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology at the Combio 07 conference in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

He told the delegates how his teams studies on mice embryos, showing the movement of cells in the early stages of embryonic development, has been exciting at every new discovery point.

This work shows the precursors of different body parts and organs - where they are in the embryo and how they assemble into the final body plan. This 'fate map' will be used as a reference tool by scientists around the world to investigate developmental problems such as neurological defects or head, face and eye malformations, Professor Tam said.

Just how and when cells and tissue know where they are to go at critical stages one goes that way to become the spine, another this way to become the nose is recognised as a major step in cell and developmental biology.

In receiving his medal, Professor Tam joins earlier recipients including Professors Don Metcalf, John Kerr, Adrienne Clark, Peter Koopman and David Vaux.

Patrick Tam richly embodies the traditions of this award, said the Societys president, Associate Professor Alpha Yap. From the elegance and insight of his outstanding research, to his tireless efforts in peer review work and mentorship in our scientific community, he has been a model to us all.

Professor Tams research on how tissues follow a pattern in the early embryo provide fundamental insights into tissue organisation - for both good health and disease.


'/>"/>

Contact: Patrick Tam
029-267-2711
Research Australia
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. iGATE Completes Phase I Testing Of Meningitis Vaccine
2. Delhi Hospital Completes 100 Liver Transplants
3. Roche Completes Acquisition of BioVeris
4. Cynosure Introduces Higher Power Smartlipo(TM) LaserBodySculpting Workstation
5. Bush Unveils Latest Blueprint for Handling Bird Flu Pandemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... The ... Project offering a new model of care for living and healing, celebrated its ... values: Meaningful Life in a Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its line ... in Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more than ... by government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically set up 17 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... An April Gallup survey found rising ... 550 employees of Sun Health Senior Living (SHSL) may not share those ... doctor and prescription copays for the year, while holding the line on increasing their ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... supply chain solutions, today announced the organization has earned its ISO 13485 certification, ... and is compliant with all rules and policies associated with ISO quality standard ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... Friday, May 13 at Blackhorse Golf Club in Cypress. With the help of community ... non-profit that restores, empowers, and renews hope for wounded service members and their families ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 According ... Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 - ... Pump and Others)" published by P&S Market Research, the ... million in 2015, and it is expected to grow ... type, the insulin pump segment is expected to witness ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 MedDay, ... disorders, announces that an oral presentation entitled "High doses of ... MS-SPI trial" will be given by Professor Ayman Tourbah ... 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in ... and related disorders 3" will take place on Sunday, 29 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Cirujanos holandeses han ... a los médicos a compartir sus mejores prácticas por ... mundial. Profesionales médicos de Europa, África, Asia ... a la aplicación, que combina la transmisión en vivo ... seguro. Educación   "Imagine un médico ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: