Interviews of the CIG PIs : F. Hamaratoglu

Series of interviews were written to present each PI of the CIG.
Most of them are already available on the CIG Report 2015-2016’s website, and every week we will be displaying one of them in the newsletter.

“Size matters!”

Cell-cell signaling in organ size control

Prof. Hamaratoglu and her team are using the wonderful tools of Drosophila genetics in trying to steal from Nature one of its preciously guarded secrets: “How does an organ “know” when to stop growing after reaching a pre-programmed size?” Given the fact that multiple biological processes are involved – cell division and proliferation, differentiation, tissue movements and programmed cell death –, the question as to which regulatory mechanisms are at play and how they are interconnected goes at the heart of understanding the principles that control growth and shape of a biological body.

“You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren”
William Henry Hudson (1841 – 1922)

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