Interviews of the CIG PIs: L.Fajas

Series of interviews were written to present each PI of the CIG.
Most of them are already available on the new CIG Report’s website, and every week we will be displaying one of them in the newsletter.

“Marriage de raison?”

The interplay between cell cycle control and metabolism

Prof. Lluis Fajas Coll and his team are walking along a hitherto deserted research path, unraveling the complex interplay between cell cycle regulation and metabolism – two phenomena that have been, for too long now, scientifically approached as independent, without biologically relevant interaction. But in recent years, the minds of not a few researchers have been turned. And not without reason: understanding the mutual interplay between cell cycle regulators and metabolic processes under normal and pathological conditions sheds new light on the understanding of metabolic diseases.

„Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.“

Robert Frost (1874 – 1963)