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The research at the Institute of Cell Biology is aimed at understanding basic processes such as the control over cell differentiation, cell proliferation, cell fate maintenance, cell migration, as well as investigating the dynamics and organization of the cytoskeleton in the context of cell and tissue morphogenesis. The models we are using to explore those topics while employing new optical and chemical tools in conjunction with classical genetic approaches and advanced image analysis include primordial germ cells in zebrafish (D. rerio) embryos (Raz group) and developing tissues and organs in the fruit fly (D. melanogaster) (Matis group). An additional focus in the Institute is the study of the mechanical properties of active and passive cellular systems (Betz group).
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Prof. Dr. Erez Raz
Dr. Maja Matis
Dr. Timo Betz