Research report 2015 - Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society
Pattern formation: How a cell is transformed into an animal
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe Systembiologie der Entwicklung
SummaryThe Max Planck Research Group Systems Biology of Development studies how signaling molecules transform a ball of cells into a patterned animal embryo. The scientists use an interdisciplinary approach combining genetics, biophysics, mathematics, and computer sciences. The results may help inform new regenerative medicine approaches for the generation of tissues from stem cells.