Thorsten Boroviak, University of Cambridge, UK

Thorsten Boroviak

Thorsten Boroviak originates from Austria, where he studied Molecular Biology at the University of Vienna. In 2007, he was awarded a PhD-fellowship at the University of Sheffield. Following his passion for pluripotency and embryonic development, he subsequently joined the laboratories of Prof. Austin Smith and Prof. Jennifer Nichols in 2010 to address the relationship of pluripotent embryonic stem cells to the early embryo. Thorsten provided transcriptional and functional evidence that the closest in vivo counterpart of mouse embryonic stem cells is the preimplantation epiblast. In 2017, he was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to start his own lab and since 2023 Thorsten’s group operates across two lab sites, one at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and one in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The ongoing work in his group involves micropatterning, blastoids, microfluidics and bioprinting to emulate human development with stem cell-based embryo models.

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