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Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology

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The Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, created in 1997, studies the basic biological processes in marine organisms using functional and comparative molecular methods. It is since 2003 a partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory  (EMBL).

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Getting back together

After a long lasting lockdown consecultive to the Covid-19 outbreak, many of us are now back full time in the labs of the Sars Centre and we resume our experimental work with well refreshed ideas. This is possible due to the continuous care ensured by dedicated technical staff and a few scientists...

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Putting the spotlight on translation initiation

A new method by the Valen lab reveals modes and regulation of translation initiation

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Cell Reports

A gene for "finishing" neural cells across the animal kingdom

Gene expression profiling and CRISPR mutagenesis in Nematostella vectensis reveal the role of POU4 in the terminal differentiation of various neural cell types

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Research Groups at the Sars Centre

Studies of the basic biological processes in marine organisms

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Our Animal Facilities

Using molecular techniques, the Sars Centre aims to use marine animals as model systems to study development, most often in an evolutionary context.