Joint DanStem/NBI Seminar by Patrick Lemaire, August 23, 2018, 12:15
August 23, 2018, Patrick Lemaire, Montpellier Cell Biology Research Center, (CRBM) Title: Ensuring reproducible epidermal morphogenesis in ascidians: an active-reactive mechanical model.
The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Stem Cell Decision Making, StemPhys, an interdisciplinary initiative joining forces of physics and stem cell biology is hosting Patrick Lemaire, Montpellier Cell Biology Research Center, (CRBM) for a seminar
Title: Ensuring reproducible epidermal morphogenesis in ascidians: an active-reactive mechanical model.
The Lemaire group study the embryos of ascidians, a group of small marine invertebrates some of which are seen as delicacies in France and Japan. They chose this group of animals because the different species included in this group have very different genomes, but develop almost identically. To understand this apparent paradox, they combine fluorescent imaging approaches in live embryos, genome sequencing, classical embryology and computer modelling with a hope that this work will allow them to better understand the sometimes tortuous paths of species evolution.