The molecular cell biology and mechanics of asymmetric cell division

Start Date & Time: 
Monday, 19 November, 2018 - 16:00
End Date & Time: 
Monday, 19 November, 2018 - 17:00

Meeting room 7C,
Level 7

Speaker Details: 

Dr Clemens Cabernard
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington Seattle,


The human body contains ~ 3.72 x 1013 cells and 200 different cell types. Generating the right number and types of cells is vital for embryogenesis, morphogenesis and tissue homeostasis. Such cellular diversity can be generated and maintained through asymmetric cell division (ACD), an evolutionary conserved process. My lab is investigating the formation and maintenance of cellular and subcellular asymmetry. I will present our recent findings on how sibling cell size differences are generated.


Assoc Prof Wang Hongyan
Deputy Programme Director
Principal Investigator