Heads or Tails – How Do Baby Animals Develop? Monday 14th March 2016, 7pm

Our bodies and those of other animals are CLS-06.05.11_0225.jpegremarkably complex and yet all start off as a single cell. So how then do animals develop structures including limbs, backbones, heads and in some cases tails?

Development biology seeks to understand how a single fertilised egg develops into the exquisite fully formed baby where everything forms at the right time and in the right place. We’ve discovered that this process is controlled by just a handful of molecules that communicate between cells.

This talk from Dr Kim Dale, University of Dundee, will explore two areas of baby development in the womb: how to build a skeleton and how cells decide to become different tissues, such as muscle or bone.

Join us at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay Street, Dundee on Monday 14th March 2016, at 7pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.