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About: Giorgia Guglielmi

I am a recent PhD graduate from EMBL, where I have been playing with flies and optogenetics. When I am not doing science, I write about it.

Posts by Giorgia Guglielmi:

Controlling development in a flash: optogenetic modulation of cell contractility during Drosophila morphogenesis

Posted by on February 24th, 2016

Morphogenesis, the shaping of tissues and organs, is driven by a series of events that proceed in a coordinated manner, both spatially and temporally. Such events include changes in cell shape, cell adhesion, and cell migration, which happen at a precise developmental stage in single cells or cell collectives. The detailed study of morphogenetic processes[…]