MEDICAL HILL SEMINARS.
Speaker: Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.
Title: The development of colour patterns in fishes: Towards an understanding of the evolution of beauty
Host: Ruth Palmer
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is a German developmental biologist and 1995 Nobel Prize-winner. The experiments that earned Nüsslein-Volhard and Wieschaus their Nobel prize aimed to identify genes involved in the development of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) embryos and underpin our current understanding embryonic development. Now Professor Emeriti at Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard leads a dynamic group studying colour pattern formation in the zebrafish, Danio rerio. During recent years her group has collected an ever increasing number of zebrafish mutants with altered colour patterns, employing novel approaches understand this developmental process. Since the cells that generate the colour patterns in zebrafish arise from the neural crest, this work sheds important light on how this poorly understood tissue is formed during vertebrate development. The Nüsslein-Volhard group has made seminal discoveries in this field, uncovering a number of key regulatory mechanisms that she will discuss in her upcoming seminar.
About Medical Hill seminar series
Medical Hill seminar series is a lecture series, coordinated by Bengt Hallberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ruth Palmer (email@example.com). All PI:s at the Institute for Biomedicine and The Lundberg Lab are invited to suggest speakers for the series, and PI:s from other institutes are also welcome to make suggestions. Local researchers may also be invited to give talks.
The seminars take place every Wednesday at 15:00. It’s main venue will be Lecture Hall Arvid Carlsson, with few exceptions that will take place in Ivan Östholm or Ivar Ivarsson.