Lund, SE Sweden
Areas of Expertise:
pattern formation, bicoid, mRNA gradient, ECM, Drosophila, Lucilia, Bactrocera
Drosophila, Lucilia, Bactrocera
We are mainly interested in the mechanisms involved in early patterning of the insect embryo and work mostly on the bicoid gene in Drosophila. There, we analyze the mechanisms that lead to the formation of the bicoid mRNA gradient which ultimately dictates the Bicoid protein gradient.
Lately, we also developed an interest in patterning events in Lucilia sericata and Bactrocera dorsalis. There, we work on the orthodenticle, Kruppel and the even-skipped genes.