16/09/2016 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Period and pattern in embryonic segmentation

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Andrew Oates

Segmentation Timing and Dynamics Laboratory, The Francis Crick Institute. London, UK

Andrew Oates studies segmentation timing and dynamics using molecular genetics, quantitative imaging and theoretical analysis. He developed a multiple-embryo time-lapse recording method to enable the quantitation and statistical treatment of somitogenesis dynamics. His research team identified the first mutations that change the period of the segmentation clock, opening the door to a molecular understanding of the mechanisms that control the clock's dynamics. Now, they are beginning to explore new transgenic tools that allow them to follow the oscillations of the segmentation clock in real time.

He has been invited by James Sharpe (CRG).