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The work in the lab revolves around fundamental biological questions using model organisms.
The work in the lab revolves around fundamental biological questions using model organisms. We are part of the bioengineering faculty of KU Leuven, which has a strong record of combining advanced modeling with experimentation to study living systems for both applied and fundamental research. In Flanders there is an active community of C. elegans researchers, with 4 labs in Leuven. The lab is located on a beautiful campus just outside historic Leuven.
We use C. elegans embryogenesis as a model to understand how cells can robustly achieve their positioning as they form a complex multicellular system. In this project you will probe the embryo with quantitative microscopy and perturb it with temporal and spatial resolution using optogenetics. In the lab we search for new relevant molecular actors in positioning, and also explore the role of mechanics, cellular stiffness, adhesion and polarization. The broader research in the group is multi-disciplinary, which in practice means that the experiments and the imaging are supported by research on the molecular biology toolbox, image processing and computational modeling.