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.
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Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant