Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Rantakari, Pia
Organisation University of Turku
Project title Single-cell transcriptome and mass cytometry profiling reveals the mechanism of embryonic leukocyte migration
Decision No. 328286
Decision date 03.12.2019
Funding period 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022
Funding 250 000
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Project description
Despite the growing knowledge of the mechanisms that mediate the leukocyte migration in adulthood, the role of individual molecules and the mechanisms that mediate and regulate leukocyte migration through the endothelium during the fetal ontogeny is still unknown. Correct distribution and migration of leukocytes during the embryonic development is a critical step as the leukocyte cells have a central part in normal development, tissue homeostasis and immunological defense. Endothelial cells lining the entire vascular system are crucial for guiding leukocyte migration in the body. The proposed study aims to use single-cell transcriptome and mass cytometry profiling to reveal the mechanism of embryonic leukocyte migration. More information of the research and publications on our webpages: