Self-organization and patterning dynamics in Drosophila

Start Date & Time: 
Monday, 7 January, 2019 - 15:00
End Date & Time: 
Monday, 7 January, 2019 - 16:00

Meeting room 7C
Level 7

Speaker Details: 

Dr Francois Schweisguth
Research Director, CNRS
Director of the Developmental and
Stem Cell Dept, Institut Pasteur


Pattern formation is a central question in developmental biology. Patterns of differentiated cells that are invariant across individuals can be generated by interpreting a fixed pre-pattern or via self-organization. The patterns of sensory organs in insects are model systems to study how simple patterns dynamically emerge during development. In my talk, I will discuss the role of self-organized Notch dynamics in generating a stereotyped pattern of sensory bristles in adult flies.


Assoc Prof Wang Hongyan
Deputy Programme Director
Principal Investigator