Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology

Mnemiopsis leidyi

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).

Sars centre guest seminars
Karen Echeverri
Sep 27

Karen Echeverri (The University of Chicago) 

"Molecular mechanisims of regeneration: lessons from axolotls"

Thompson Group

News on the Cell Cycle

Duplication of a key mitotic regulator in Oikopleura with further division of tasks: a recurrent theme that makes sense

Sars centre guest seminars
Andrea Pauli
Oct 18

Andrea Pauli (IMP Vienna)

"Small proteins with big roles – from coordinating cell migration to mediating species-specific fertilization"

Sars centre guest seminars
Oct 25

Jakob Vinther

"Comb Jelly origins — A palaeontological perspective"

Gap junction – dependent coordination of intercellular calcium signaling during early embryogenesis of Oikopleura dioica

Choreographed Calcium Signals

How do cells in the early embryo coordinate their development to create the different tissues of the body? We have found that rapid changes in calcium levels travel from cell to cell in a choreographed wave, and that disrupting this wave leads to abnormal development.