stem cells in their environment

Peter Baker Lecture in Physiology

19 December 2013
By Gernot Walko

On Tuesday, 10th December 2013, the annual Peter Baker Lecture at King's College London was given by Fiona Watt, who talked about "Control of stem cell behaviour by extracellular signals: studies in mammalian epidermis”.

The Peter Baker lecture is an annual lecture held by the Department of Physiology in honour of Professor Peter Baker FRS, Halliburton Professor of Physiology. Peter Baker was Head of the Department of Physiology and Fellow of King's College London up until his early death in 1987.

Fiona took the audience on an impressive journey through the past 10 years of Wattlab research history, covering all aspects of the lab`s previous and ongoing research, from the analyses of single epidermal cells ex vivo to investigations on the different stem cell populations found in mammalian skin.

As a new member of the Wattlab, I am looking forward to exciting years of innovative stem cell research at the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our blog readers!

Professor Peter Baker FRS (1939 – 1987)

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