Marcos González-Gaitán Group

Department of Biochemistry - Faculty of Science, University of Geneva

Department of Biochemistry
Sciences II - University of Geneva
Room 352B - 3rd floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 64 61
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 64 70


Full professor

Project at a glance

We want to understand in physical and molecular terms how cells talk to each other during development.

This means our research is highly interdisciplinary: physics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics… Indeed some of us in the lab are biologists, other physicists, chemists, engineers.

We are interested in the signaling events that control tissue growth: how is the shape and final size of a tissue achieved during embryogenesis?

We focus on two types of proliferation modes: growth control by morphogen gradients and asymmetric cell division in stem cells. We do this using two model systems: Drosophila and Zebrafish.