発生生物学 Developmental Biology

この分野の研究の多くは、成長因子及びサイトカイン・シグナル伝達ネットワークや濃度勾配、細胞分裂、細胞移動と生物発生における他の多くの細胞プロセスの強力な知識基盤が求められます。

細胞、それらの生理学的特性、構造/機能、細胞小器官、その環境との相互作用やライフサイクルと死滅の研究は、細胞生物学として知られている研究分野に含まれます。細胞生物学は、発生生物学、免疫学、神経科学、植物学、腫瘍学、炎症性疾患および幹細胞テクノロジーなどの研究分野に非常に重要です。

 

Our attorneys at Shelston IP have specialist knowledge in the field of developmental biology at the doctoral and postdoctoral level.  In particular, attorneys in the Life Sciences group at Shelston IP have conducted research on molecular events controlled by growth factors and cytokines relating to many developmental processes and have published their findings in peer reviewed high impact journals. For example, much of such research has related to identifying regulatory mechanisms of signaling pathways including super-families of growth factors and signaling cross-talk networks.  Our attorneys have held positions at prestigious research institutes with world-renowned scientists in this field, such as, the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute and University of Toronto in Canada, the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and the University of Sydney.  The research areas covered by our attorneys include for example, identification of regulatory mechanisms of signaling pathways of the TGF-b superfamily of ligands including bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and cross-talk with Wnt signaling pathways.

Collectively, our attorneys at Shelton IP are at the top of this field when it comes to providing expert guidance in all aspects of patents and applications in the field of developmental biology, including: drafting; prosecution; conducting opposition proceedings; and providing validity and infringement advice.