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Jochen C. Rink

MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen | Germany

EMBO 2024

Planarian regeneration: mechanisms and evolution

Some planarian flatworms have the amazing ability to regenerate their entire body from tiny tissue fragments. We are investigating the self-organising signalling networks and adult pluripotent stem cells that control the regeneration of the planarian body plan. We are also collecting, culturing and comparatively analysing non-regenerating planarian species to investigate how and why regenerative abilities change during evolution.

Keywords: Planaria / regeneration / comparative analysis / patterning / evolution / comparative genomics

Subject area(s): Cell & Tissue Architecture | Development | Evolution & Ecology