01/10/2014 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

Contracting, spreading, shrinking: How forces can shape living organisms

Scientific sessions, CRG Group Leader Seminars

Jérôme Solon

Biomechanics of Morphogenesis Group, Cell and Developmental Biology Programme, CRG

Jérôme Solon received his Master degree in field theory, particle physics and solid-state physics in Orsay University (Paris 6) in 2000. He obtained his PhD in soft matter physics in 2004, with a thesis on the physics of charged lipid membranes. He then moved as a postdoctoral fellow to the lab of Paul Janmey, University of Pennsylvania, to investigate the effect of substrate rigidity on cell morphology and mechanics and, in 2006, to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg to work on tissue dynamics during Drosophila development in Damian Brunner’s laboratory. Jérôme joined the CRG in 2009. His group studies cell and tissue mechanics during development using genetics, high-resolution imaging and physical modeling.