Investigating links between the temporal and spatial control of embryonic neurogenesis


  • Dr Cerys Manning

    University of Manchester

Project summary

Cerys is investigating the links between spatial and temporal control of neurogenesis in the developing embryonic hindbrain. She plans to use live imaging to analyse spatial patterns of oscillatory gene-expression dynamics in neurogenic fate determination factors. Her goal is to determine a mechanism for how neural progenitor cells make fate decisions at a defined point in space and time during development. Cerys will work together with Professor Nancy Papalopulu at the University of Manchester, Professor James Briscoe at NIMR, London, and Dr Alexander Aulehla at EMBL, Heidelberg.