10/03/2014 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Symmetry breaking and spatial organisation in ensembles of mouse ES cells

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Alfonso Martínez-Arias

Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK

Alfonso Martínez-Arias, from the Department of Genetics of the University of Cambridge, UK, is interested in the processes that generate tissues and organs from single cells through interactions between protein and gene regulatory networks. Cells use these networks to create and read programmes of gene expression and use these to interact with each other and differentiate into the multiple cell types that configure the building blocks of an organism. His research is focused on how the activity of molecular networks is transformed into tissues for organ building. His team addresses this problem through a combination of classical genetics, quantitative cell biology, image analysis and modelling.

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