Our lab participated in the ISTA Open Campus day on June 25. Steffi, Tom and the rest of the lab organized a kids game illustrating how cells make choices. Followed by brain cookies, it was hugely popular and a great success. Meanwhile, Kasia won the science slam.
Madeleine Zillner joins our lab as a PhD student. Welcome!
Heorhii Kyrychenko joins the lab for an internship. Welcome!
We are winners of the ‘-80C freezer challenge’ organized by the Sustainability group at ISTA. We get the prize for the ‘best inventory system’ – thanks to Catherine Gilbert!
Check out our new preprint based on the PhD work of Laura Bocanegra:
Cell cycle dynamics controls fluidity of the developing mouse neuroepithelium
Bocanegra-Moreno L, Singh A, Hannezo E, Zagorski M*, Kicheva A*
bioRxiv (2022) https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.01.20.477048
We demonstrate that the fluidity of the neural tube epithelium is controlled by the cell cycle dynamics of the tissue. We show that interkinetic nuclear movements generate dynamic changes in the apical cell areas, which lead to extensive cell rearrangements.
Laura, Kasumi and Ani contributed a chapter to this exciting collection of reviews: “Roadmap on multiscale coupling of biochemical and mechanical signals during development” in Phys Biol.
Amrita Singh received the IST Fellow fellowship to study the regulation of growth anisotropy in the spinal cord. Congrats! Amrita will start her postdoc in the lab in April 2021.
Thomas Minchington joins the lab as a postdoc. Welcome, Tom!
Kasia received an award for her talk at the EMBL PhD symposium. Congratulations!
Steffi receives an NFB fellowship for her PhD project on the regulatory logic of patterning in the dorsal neural tube. Congratulations, Steffi!
Wanhui You joins the lab as a postdoc. Welcome, Wanhui!
Our review “Regulation of size and scale in vertebrate spinal cord development” was published and can be found here.
The EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel visits IST Austria and our lab!
We were awarded an Austrian Special Research Program SFB grant on “Stem Cell Modulation in Neural Development and Regeneration” together with the groups of Elly Tanaka (IMP), Jürgen Knoblich (IMBA), Noelia Urban (IMBA), Simon Hippenmeyer (IST Austria), Gaia Novarino (IST Austria), Frank Eddenhofer (Uni Innsbruck), Kristin Tessmar-Raible (MFPL), Florian Raible (MFPL), Arndt von Haeseler (MFPL). Our network of stem cell and developmental biologists will offer multiple opportunities for collaboration, new projects and training for postdocs and students. We are currently looking for a Scientific Project Manager, click here for details.
Our paper “Neuronal differentiation affects tissue mechanics and progenitor arrangement in the vertebrate neuroepithelium”
was finally published in Development. We develop a vertex model of the mouse neuroepithelium and show that the tissue growth rate influences the anisotropy of tissue growth.
Our chapter “Measuring Dorsoventral Pattern and Morphogen Signaling Profiles in the Growing Neural Tube” comes out in Methods in Molecular Biology this week.
Our collaborative work with Igor Adameyko’s lab comes out in Elife “Signals from the brain and olfactory epithelium control shaping of the mammalian nasal capsule cartilage.”
July 24, 2018
Laura goes to the EMBO workshop on Imaging Mouse Development in Heidelberg. She will present her poster on “Dynamics of epithelial cell rearrangements during mouse neural tube development”.
June 26, 2018
Kasia is awarded the DOC fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences to study the role of morphogens in the regulation of neural tube growth. Congratulations, Kasia!
June 25, 2018
Lab hike: we reached amazing views of the Danube and had a great time walking in the Wienerwald!
May 27, 2018
June 30, 2017
Our paper “Decoding of position in the developing neural tube from antiparallel morphogen gradients” comes out today in Science.
June 11, 2016
“Ein Video zeigt, was in Zellen los ist” – an article about our lab appeared in the Austrian newspaper Die Presse.
The lab was awarded an ERC Starting Grant to work on “Coordination of Patterning and Growth in the Spinal Cord” with a starting date July 1, 2016.