Associate Professor Andrew Hutchins is no newcomer to the region. He has been working here at SUSTech for a few years already, after stints in Singapore, Japan, and Guangzhou, the province of Guangdong province. We sat down with the Asia-aficionado to get to know him better and ask him what he thought about teaching biology […]
Complex animals, such as mice and humans are basically three layered organisms: We have inside (endoderm), middle (mesoderm) and outside (ectoderm) layers. These three layers form very early in embryonic development, and will form different tissues that make up the complete organism. For example, the endoderm will go on to form the internal organs, such […]
In 2006, the Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka reported the Nobel prize winning breakthrough demonstrating that adult somatic cells could be converted back to an early embryonic state in a process termed ‘reprogramming’. This reprogramming process could be performed by artificially expressing just four DNA binding transcription factors, OCT4, SOX2, KLF4 and c-MYC, and these factors […]
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