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Giant lungfish genome reveals how vertebrates conquered land

For the first time, a team of international researchers with Elly Tanaka sequenced and fully assembled the genome of the Australian lungfish. This study uncovers the largest animal genome known to date and gives away some of the secrets on how vertebrates conquered land.

Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri)

Introducing www.axolotl-omics.org – an integrated -omics data portal for the axolotl research community

Sergej Nowoshilow & Elly M.Tanaka, Experimental Cell Research, Volume 394, Issue 1, 1 September 2020

MERTK-Dependent Ensheathment of Photoreceptor Outer Segments by Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium

New study from Seba Almedawar published in Stem Cell Reports (March 2020).

Almedawar S, Vafia K, Schreiter S, Neumann K, Khattak S, Kurth T, Ader M, Karl MO, Tsang SH, Tanaka EM. MERTK-Dependent Ensheathment of Photoreceptor Outer Segments by Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium. Stem Cell Reports. 2020 Mar 10;14(3):374-389. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2020.02.004.

Elly Tanaka receives the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award 2020

Elly receives the award for her pioneering work developing a molecular understanding of limb and spinal cord regeneration. She developed new methods to study the phenomenon, which had previously been considered too complex to understand at a cellular level. Through her work inside and outside the lab, Elly has galvanized regeneration research worldwide.