Cell and developmental biology#

The Cell and Developmental Biology Section includes members studying fundamental biological processes that regulate autonomous and collective properties of cells, how they proliferate, differentiate and communicate with their neighbours. This includes studies on membrane and cell wall biology, cell-cell communication, transporters, signaling pathways, metabolism, organelle biology, endocytosis, exocytosis and vesicle trafficking, nucleus organization, nucleolus and cytoplasmic and nuclear bodies. Research fields and experimental strategies include complementary cell and molecular biology, genetics, omic and imaging approaches with implications in normal and disease conditions to gain insight into chromosome maintenance, repair and recombination, gene expression including transcriptional, translational and post-translational level, chromatin organization and dynamics, proteostasis, autophagy, apoptosis, cellular defense mechanisms and interactions with other cells and organisms, cell division, meiosis, zygote formation, stem cells biology, embryogenesis, cell differentiation, cell fate decisions, mechanobiology and all processes required for organization of body plan, cell and tissue regeneration. The Section is interested in highlighting the cellular and developmental features of a wide variety of model systems including both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells belonging to all evolutionary lineages.

The Cell and Developmental Biology section currently (April 2022) has 226 members, including 12 Nobel prize winners.


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