Pato is using cell biology techniques, RNAi and mechanical devices to understand the role of actin cytoskeletal and cell cortex mechanics in controlling cell morphogenesis, mitosis and malignant transformation.
Jenny is using a species-comparative RNAi screening approach to identify and biologically characterise novel actin and morphogenesis regulators in fly and human cells.
Remi is studying how microtubule dynamics regulate cell shape and polarity, using micropatterning in combination with genetic and molecular tools.
Eliana is studying the role of epithelial cell delamination in tissue refinement in the Drosophila notum.
Arturo is using computational modelling to explore role of aneuploidy in cancer progression.
Helen is studying the changes in cell shape and the actin cytoskeleton that accompany mitosis and using RNAi in human cells to identify novel regulators of this process.
Marina is combining micropatterning and RNAi to study the genes regulating cytoskeletal organisation in human cells.
Oscar is investigating the relationship between cell shape and mitotic spindle formation.
Nélio is studying mitotic cell rounding in an epithelial context in the dorsal epidermis of the fly.
André is investigating how planar polarity is processed and propagated in remodelling tissue, as well as the role of cdc42 in epithelial cell division.
Vlad looks after our flies