University of Dundee

“How tissues take shape: from morphogens to mechanics”

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00
Event Location: 
Microsoft Teams
Host: 
Dr Jens Januschke
Event Speaker: 
Professor Christian Dahmann
Institution: 
Department of Biology Technische Universität
Event Type: 
Seminar
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During development, embryos and tissues undergo dramatic changes in shape before reaching their final form. We use a combination of live imaging, biophysical and optogenetic approaches in Drosophila to study how force generation by cells influences tissue shape and how force generation in tissues is orchestrated through intercellular signaling. In this seminar, I will highlight recent work identifying mechanisms of epithelial fold formation involving pulsatile flows of the actin cytoskeleton and modulations of the extracellular matrix.ALL WELCOME

 

 

During development, embryos and tissues undergo dramatic changes in shape before reaching their final form. We use a combination of live imaging, biophysical and optogenetic approaches in Drosophila to study how force generation by cells influences tissue shape and how force generation in tissues is orchestrated through intercellular signaling. In this seminar, I will highlight recent work identifying mechanisms of epithelial fold formation involving pulsatile flows of the actin cytoskeleton and modulations of the extracellular matrix.