Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences
Max Plank Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. Dresden, Germany
Caren Norden, from the Max Plank Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany, aims to understand tissue formation on a cellular basis. She uses zebrafish, and in particular the fish retina, as a model to get insights into tissue dynamics, in order to see how the retina forms evolving from the eyefield into a multilayered neuronal structure. She also aims to elucidate how neurons once born reach their final position at which they polarize and fulfill their function. She uses mainly quantitative live imaging approaches as well as super-resolution methods.
She has been invited by Cristina Pujades (UPF).