The research of the Developmental Biology division focuses on studying biological principles in the context of living, developing multicellular organisms. The division is led by Prof. Dr. Sander van den Heuvel, and is home to several research groups, each with their own research focus.
Sander van den Heuvel
+31 30 253 3573
3584 CH, Utrecht
Our research focuses on the coordinated regulation of cell division and differentiation in the context of animal development.
We study the molecular mechanisms that underlie cell polarity using a combination of high-throughput protein interaction mapping approaches and in vivo studies using the model organism C. elegans.
Reproduction is one of the major biological processes characteristic of all living species. In animals, sexual reproduction is the by far dominating mode of reproduction, although only half of the individuals (i.e. mothers) produce offspring.
My work focuses on cell-cycle entry and exit in C. elegans development.