de Renzis

A long string of cells - red in the centre, yellow at the border.

Fish close-up

This group of cells represents an interesting example of organ formation where cells simultaneously move and change their shapes in a highly…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Super-resolution image of the basal surface of a cellularising Drosophila embryo.

Actin crosslinking plays key role in tissue morphogenesis

New insights into mechanisms behind embryonic…

By Cella Carr


Top view picture of modified and natural invagination in a tissue

Controlling organ growth with light

The De Renzis group investigated invagination, the first step of organ development in…

By Patrick Mueller


Three examples of the tissue shapes the team created. The black and white square, circle and triangle on the left correspond to the cells that were illuminated. On the right, three fruit fly embryos are shown in cyan, magenta and yellow, demonstrating how the illuminated cells folded inwards after the light-activation. IMAGE: Stefano De Renzis, EMBL

Constructing new tissue shapes with light

EMBL researchers guide the shape of cells and tissues with…

By Iris Kruijen


Giorgia Guglielmi 's PhD project puts development in a new light. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab/Marietta Schupp

Light control

EMBL PhD project puts development in a new…

By Giorgia Guglielmi


Riccardo Cortese, former head of the Genome Biology Unit

Inside industry: Part I

Career insights from Riccardo Cortese, whose start-up is developing an Ebola vaccine…

By Guest author(s)



Cell control in a flash

From using light to control brain activity to illuminating fruit fly development and mice’s sense of…

By Guest author(s)



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