University of Otago Developmental Genetics and Pathology Group Dunedin School of Medicine

Welcome to the
Developmental Genetics and Pathology Group

Developmental genetics brings to mind images from genetics textbooks with pictures of fruitflies while pathology might suggest scenes of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI).

However, the Development Genetics and Pathology Group (DGPG) does not work on either mutant flies or samples from a crime scene. We are interested in inherited or inborn errors of human development and disease where, in this case, 'development' refers generally to the formation and growth of tissues pre- and post-natally.

Our current interests are strongly focused on pathways of development in cancer, including melanoma, kidney cancer and kidney disease including polycystic kidney disease.

Gene expression
Gene expression visualized in
human melanoma cells

Supporting Cancer Research at the University of Otago
New Zealand Institute for
Cancer Research Trust

The DGPG has links with:

Mike Eccles

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