Parker A., Maclaren O.J., Fletcher A.G., Muraro D., Kreuzaler P.A., Byrne H.M., Maini P.K., Watson A.J.M., and Pin C. (2017) Cell proliferation within small intestinal crypts is the principal driving force for cell migration on villi. FASEB Journal. 31: 636-649 In this paper, we have demonstrated that cell proliferation within crypts is a principal […]

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Maclaren, A. Parker, C. Pin, S.R. Carding, A.J.M. Watson, A.G. Fletcher, H.M. Byrne and P.K. Maini. (2017). A hierarchical Bayesian framework for understanding the spatiotemporal dynamics of the intestinal epithelium. PLoS Computational Biology, 28;13(7):e1005688 We have addressed two key challenges, one biological and one methodological. First, we have developed new understanding on how proliferation rates, […]

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Project website launched

This new website for the ‘Decrypting the Villus’ project, coordinated by the Institute of Food Research, highlights the main aims of the project and will be used to communicate major outputs during the lifetime of the project. The website includes a blog which will be regularly updated by the participants and we welcome feedback via […]

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New funding award from BBSRC

IFR scientist Dr Carmen Pin has been awarded¬†funding of just over ¬£467,000 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to answer fundamental questions on the regulation of the intestinal epithelium, and to contribute to the identification of strategies for maintaining the health and preventing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The award is based […]

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