Research Program in De­vel­op­mental Bio­logy

The research in the program elucidates the molecular pathways that regulate organogenesis in both vertebrate and invertebrate model systems. The focus is on signalling networks that mediate the communication between cells during morphogenesis and guide the differentiation of progenitor cells, as well as their evolutionary aspects.

The following topics are of special interest:

  • Inductive interactions in organogenesis
  • Regulation of stem cell behaviour
  • Evolutionary developmental biology

Fred Michon
Mikko Airavaara
Jaan-Olle Andressoo
Isaac Salazar-Ciudad
Laura Ahtiainen
Andrii Domanskyi
Merja Voutilainen