Francois Schweisguth

Cell Biology

Francois Schweisguth

Cell Biology

Biography

Institut Pasteur, Paris France

The lab of Francois Schweisguth is interested in understanding how development of an organism emerges from cells adopting unique fates at specific times and locations to form tissues and shape embryos with stereotyped sizes, shapes and patterns. The long term-goal would be to go beyond observations and try to decipher the inner logic of these living processes. To make this possible, his laboratory is using fruit flies to study how the early fly embryos gastrulate, how epithelial cells change shape and polarity, how cells divide asymmetrically, how cells acquire distinct fates in space and time, how cell-cell interactions organize developing tissues and maintain homeostasis through stem cells and how the regulation of these processes is encoded in the fly genome.

Website: https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/drosophila-developmental-genetics/