MOBILEX Grant 2015: Linking lipid metabolism and early embryonic development – University of Copenhagen

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25 September 2015

MOBILEX Grant 2015: Linking lipid metabolism and early embryonic development

DFF-MOBILEX mobility grant

Postdoctoral Fellow Robert Bone from DanStem receives a DFF-MOBILEX mobility grant of DKK 2,107,103 from the Danish Council for Independent Research for his project: Investigating the Role of Lipid Metabolism in Early Embryonic Development

Robert did his PhD on signaling pathways in the vertebrate segmentation clock at the University of Dundee. He joined Joshua Brickman’s laboratory at DanStem in 2014 and is carrying out his research project in collaboration with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Metabolic Research.

The project explores how metabolic changes impact the fate of cells in early embryos. He wants to find links between metabolic changes and cell fate choice by asking whether specific metabolic pathways regulate important embryonic stem cell regulators. The project which will be carried out in the lab of Professor Joshua Brickman will provide more general paradigms to understand metabolic disease, and also highlight a new application for pharmacological agents known to regulate metabolisms, in regenerative medicine and directed differentiation of human Embryonic Stem Cells.