Work by St Andrews Professor Frank Gunn-Moore and others was recognised in the recent launch of collaborative work between Scottish and Californian Universities, St Andrews, Heriot Watt, and Stanford.
The Heriot Watt and St Andrews teams will work with research groups at Stanford to examine how stem cells grow and divide and how they change shape to form different types of tissue. Key to St Andrews contribution is expertise in microscopic laser surgery of single cells and image analysis software.
At a visit to Stanford Unviersity the Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond said:
“Scotland has some of the best scientific minds in the world and our university sector is truly world-class. We have five universities in the top 200 in the world, we rank first in the world in research productivity per unit of GDP and we are second in the world in research impact.
“Working with researchers here at Stanford, academics from Heriot Watt, St Andrews, Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities are at the cutting-edge of scientific endeavour that could transform the lives of millions of people.
“This research has the potential to lead to incredible medical breakthroughs that could not only give new hope to millions but contribute enormously to the economies of both Scotland and California."
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contact: Prof Frank Gunn-Moore
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