The development of an organism from a fertilized egg encompasses intricate rearrangements of cells and tissues. Think of a paper boat! Starting from a plain sheet of paper, by repeated folding a complex 3D shape emerges which can function in ways the original piece of paper could not. Something very similar is taking place in […]Read more
We are currently finalizing the development of a novel method for measuring material properties in the developing Drosophila embryo. More details coming soon! Stay tuned!
How do complex organisms develop from fertilized egg cells? This, without doubt, is the question central to all of developmental biology. Much already is known about the underlying genetic machinery involved in determining whether a cell ends up e.g. as a muscle cell or rather as part of the nervous system. When observing the embryonic […]Read more