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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.



Professor Roberto Mayor, Professor of Developmental and Cellular Neurobiology

‍Named International Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), EMBO member and member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences. Editor in Chief of the journals Cells & Development and Gene Expression Patterns and associate editor of many others. Founder and first president elect of the Latin American Society of Developmental Biology (LASDB).

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Sergi  Garcia-Manyes

Professor of Biophysics