14/09/2015 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Using vertebrate retinal development as a paradigm to study how cell biology shapes morphogenesis

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Caren Norden

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).