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Analysis, control, and engineering of spatiotemporal pattern formation

Project description

New study seeks to unveil the mechanisms of tissue patterning

The EU-funded ACE-OF-SPACE project will address a century-old question in the field of developmental biology. How are tissues patterned in time and space, and how do identical cells differentiate to form the adult body plan? Such pattern formation processes are coordinated by a number of signalling molecules. However, it is still unclear how exactly these signals are transmitted and how cells interact with each other to interpret this information. Furthermore, it has been difficult to directly visualise how signalling molecules pattern embryos and to define the minimal requirements for self-organised patterning. The project will work on zebrafish embryos, mouse embryonic stem cells and bacterial colonies. Results will yield exciting insights into the communication between cells as well as tissue engineering.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 997 750

Beneficiaries (1)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 997 750
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations