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Force Talk: Professor Roberto Mayor - Hydraulic control of embryo development


5 Oct Force Talk Seminar advert for Roberto Mayor Part of Force Talks

Join Professor Roberto Mayor from University College London for a Force Talk entitled 'Hydraulic control of embryo development.' 



Induction is a key mechanism in development which changes the fate of a cell type as a consequence of signals received from another tissue. Considerable progress has been achieved in identifying the signals during embryonic induction, yet how tissue controls the response to these signals, known as competence, remains poorly understood. In my talk I will provide new evidence that indicates that embryonic induction is mechanically controlled. I will show that embryonic competence is regulated by hydrostatic pressure inside the embryo. Furthermore, I will describe the mechanism by which hydrostatic pressure interplays with signalling pathways to modulate the response to inductive signals during development.


This event will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Email to request the meeting link.

At this event

Sergi  Garcia-Manyes

Sergi Garcia-Manyes

Professor of Biophysics

Katelyn Spillane

Katelyn Spillane

Senior Lecturer in Experimental Biophysics

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