The human being contains more than 30 trillion cells, all of which are descended from an
egg cell. The mechanisms by which cells multiply must be precisely controlled, not least to prevent the development of diseases such as cancer.
such as cancer. These mechanisms are very similar in the different species we use in our laboratory - including small worms and green algae - to better understand these fundamental processes that are also applicable to humans.
applicable to humans as well. We are particularly interested in centrioles, tiny and fundamental components of our cells, and in asymmetric divisions
The laboratory of Prof. Pierre Gönczy invites you to dive into the fascinating world of cells.
Observe and understand cells better, including their division. With the help of microscopes, discover the small worms and green algae, as well as human cells in culture, that we use in the laboratory. And take part in our quiz!
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