Physics of CELL DYNAMICS & tissue morphogenesis
Welcome TO OUR RESEARCH GROUP
We aim to understand the physical principles that underpin the morphogenesis of animals. To do so, we develop and apply quantitative approaches to observe, perturb and predict morphogenetic movements.
How do organisms take shape?
Watching how living systems organize
Finding the physical principles
Our work addresses fundamental questions in the morphogenesis of multicellular systems: how do cells generate, transmit and respond to mechanical forces from the supramolecular to the multicellular scale? How are these forces coupled to cell signaling and differentiation processes? How do organized and functional structures emerge from such interactions? To address these questions, we focus on three aspects of morphogenesis: