Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences
Department of Biology, McGill University. Montreal, Canada
François Fagotto, from the Department of Biology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is interested in cell-cell signalling, cell adhesion and morphogenesis. In particular he is studying the molecular mechanism of transduction of a major signaling cascade, the Wnt-ß-catenin pathway. He also tries to understand the cellular basis of morphogenetic movements, in particular the mechanisms that control cell migration and cell mixing, by analyzing the role of cell-cell adhesion molecules and the cytoskeleton during gastrulation of the frog embryo. He has been invited by Cristina Pujades (UPF).