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EMBO Young Investigator

Elias Barriga

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras | Portugal

YIP 2023–2026

Biophysical control of tissue morphogenesis

My group contributes to the understanding of how morphogenetic events such as collective migration and differentiation occur in a synchronised manner during development and regeneration. We are particularly interested to know how biophysical quantities emerge from tissue interplay and how these biophysical stimuli influence collective cell decisions to synchronise morphogenesis and support its characteristic robustness.

Keywords: Collective cell migration / directed cell migration / bioelectricity / biomechanics / tissue morphogenesis / development / regeneration / Xenopus / zebrafish

Subject area(s): Cell & Tissue Architecture | Development | Signal Transduction