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Biology of reprogramming

The Kaji group aims to understand the mechanisms of reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to improve the technology as well as to apply the knowledge to generate different cell types.

Keisuke Kaji

Group leader
Group Leader, Professor of Biology of Reprogramming and MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellow
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Aims and areas of interest

Fibroblasts becoming induced pluripotent stem cells

Recently a technology to generate pluripotent stem cells from differentiated somatic cells has been developed using defined factors. However, the biological mechanism underlying the process of reprogramming has not been elucidated at all. Our group aims to understand the mechanism of the reprogramming, improve the technology and enable to control cell fate.