06/03/2013 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

How to regulate tissue movement with apoptosis and actin cables

Scientific sessions, CRG Group Leader Seminars

Jerome Solon

Biomechanics of Morphogenesis Group, Cell and Developmental Biology Programme, CRG


Jérôme Solon received his Master degree in field theory, particle physics and solid-state physics in Orsay University (Paris 6) in 2000. He obtained his PhD in soft matter physics in 2004, with a thesis on the physics of charged lipid membranes. He then moved as a postdoctoral fellow to the lab of Paul Janmey, University of Pennsylvania, to investigate the effect of substrate rigidity on cell morphology and mechanics and, in 2006, to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg to work on tissue dynamics during Drosophila development in Damian Brunner’s laboratory. Jérôme joined the CRG in 2009. His group studies cell and tissue mechanics during development using genetics, high-resolution imaging and physical modeling

Talk summary

In his talk, Jérôme will focus on the regulation of tissue movements during dorsal closure, a wound healing related process. He will present recent advances towards the understanding of the mechanisms driving cell contractility and will explain how supra-cellular cable formation and apoptosis activation can regulate the progression of tissues during development. 


The next Group Leader Seminars will be:

Mara Diersen (CRG), March 13