Drosophila Developmental Genetics

About Us

Our lab is interested in understanding how cellular behaviour is regulated during embryonic development.  We use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as our model system and combine genetics, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy and live imaging.

Our focus is understanding how germ cells (the cells that give rise to sperm and eggs in the adult), the tracheal system (the airway of flies) and heart cells are influenced by lipid signals. We pursue an additional strand of research into the interaction of germ cells with the somatic cells of the embryonic gonad.

We are always interested in recruiting motivated new team members who have a fascination for research and are interested in tackling fundamental questions in cell behaviour and signalling. Contact us here.