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Welcome to the Van Werven Lab

The aim of the Van Werven lab is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which the cell integrates multiple signals to achieve a binary cell fate decision – whether or not to differentiate. Unfolding these mechanisms is critical for the understanding of how cell specialization leads to multicellularity during development, and how impaired signaling can cause abnormal development and diseases such as cancer.


   Dipliod cell                4 haploid spores

The budding yeast S. cerevisiae is an ideal model system to study this problem. In response to a combination of extracellular and intracellular cues diploid budding yeast undergoes a highly conserved cell differentiation program called gametogenesis or sporulation to generate for haploid spores. More on this can be read on our research page.

 
News and Updates

    11/11/14 lab website is live

    01/09/14 Minghoa Chia joined

    20/01/14 Fabien Moretto joined

    20/01/14 Natalia Robert joined

    01/11/13 Lab officially opened

    01/10/13 Gianpiero Spedale joined  

 
 
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