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Marcos González-Gaitán Group

Marcos González-Gaitán

Full professor
Department of Biochemistry - Faculty of Science

+41 (0)22 379 64 61

Project at a glance

We want to understand in physical and molecular terms how cells talk to each other during development.

This means our research is highly interdisciplinary: physics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics… Indeed some of us in the lab are biologists, other physicists, chemists, engineers.

We are interested in the signaling events that control tissue growth: how is the shape and final size of a tissue achieved during embryogenesis ?

We focus on two types of proliferation modes: growth control by morphogen gradients and asymmetric cell division in stem cells. We do this using two model systems: Drosophila and Zebrafish.

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