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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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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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Actions taken in the current situation

The Sars Centre shut down its experimental activity March 13, due to the threat by the coronavirus (COVID-19). With this action we will contribute to slow down the spread of the virus, maintain safety and health for our employees, and most important to protect the vulnerable in our society.

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

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Research Groups at the Sars Centre

Studies of the basic biological processes in marine organisms