05/02/2018 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

The cellular basis of axial elongation in mammalian embryos: An in vitro approach

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Alfonso Martínez-Arias

Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK

Alfonso Martinez-Arias, from the Department of Genetics of the University of Cambridge, UK, is interested in understanding the principles that govern the development of organisms and how cells make decisions about their fates during development. In particular his lab is interested in the actual nature of the decision event i.e. what do we mean by a decision in the context of cells and development, and what are the molecular processes associated with this event. They are using mouse embryonic stem cells and Drosophila intestinal stem cells to understand the molecular underpinning of the transition state, an intermediate between the original and the new state, as a universal paradigm for cell fate decisions.

He has been invited by Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo (DCEXS-UPF).