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Mechanisms of gradient decoding in fission yeast

Project description

Dissecting the mechanism of cell orientation during sexual reproduction

Various cells in our body, such as immune cells or neurons, orient or migrate towards chemical cues through a process known as chemotaxis. The external chemical gradient is translated into an intracellular signalling gradient that drives cell polarisation and directional movement. The EU-funded SexYeast project is interested in understanding the mechanism by which cells decode chemical gradients. Researchers will employ the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model system to study pheromone sensing during sexual reproduction. Results will provide fundamental knowledge on the interaction of cells with their environment with an impact on many fields of biology.

Host institution

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Net EU contribution
€ 2 191 927,00
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 191 927,00
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne

See on map

Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00