VIB scientists overview

Developmental biology

  • Tom Beeckman Lab

    • formation of lateral-root primordia in the pericycle
    • involvement of cell-cycle regulation in the initiation of new organs
    • Auxin in the pericycle​
  • Cédric Blanpain Lab*

    • ​embryonic development
    • stem cells and adult homeostasis
    • stem cells and tumor initiation
    • cancer stem cells
  • Bert De Rybel Lab

    • ​the Plant Vascular System
    • Unraveling molecular mechanisms controlling development
    • Oriented cell divisions
    • Control in space and time generate a functional 3D organ
  • Ive De Smet Lab

    • ​unraveling phosphorylation-related signaling mechanisms associated with cell division and differentiation in plants
  • Lieven De Veylder Lab

    • mechanisms that control the timing of cell cycle exit
    • cell cycle adjustment by DNA stress checkpoint mechanisms
  • Bioinformatics Service Lab

    • ​​data analysis and interpretation of sequence data 
    • spatial and  single-cell transcriptomics
    • genomics - transcriptomics
  • Rose Goodchild Lab

    • ​Molecular and cellular pathology of hereditary dystonias
    • Dystonia proteins in neurodevelopment
  • Georg Halder Lab

    • ​Mechanisms that control organ growth, cancer and regeneration
    • Liver cancer and liver regeneration
    • The Hippo signaling pathway
    • Regenerative biology
    • Mouse and Drosophila genetics
  • Dirk Inzé Lab

    • molecular mechanisms regulating leaf organ size
    • systems biology of drought tolerance
    • computational approaches to elucidate plant growth
  • Massimo Santoro Lab

    • identify new metabolic pathways important in vascular development, homeostasis and disease
    • study redox signaling and antioxidant response in endothelial cells
  • Dietmar Schmucker Lab

    • ​molecular mechanisms of neuronal wiring
    • specificity of molecular recognition processes mediated by membrane receptors
  • Frank Van Breusegem Lab

    • ​gene networks governing ROS signal transduction in plant
    • function of metacaspases and their inhibitors in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Daniël Van Damme Lab

    ​Our cell-biological and live cell imaging-oriented research takes advantage of the available tools in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Mieke Van Lijsebettens Lab

    • ​genetic and epigenetic mechanisms determining growth in Arabidopsis, Brassica and maize
    • upstream signaling and downstream targets of chromatin-modifying complexes