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MiR@W Day: Modelling and measuring the landscapes of early embryonic development

25th January 2021

(Registration closed)

Workshop background

Cellular differentiation describes the process by which embryonic cells become different from one another, acquiring distinct identities and specialised functions. These cells are responding to signals that modify the dynamics of the interacting key genes controlling the cell's state. The arrival of more and better single cell data opens up new opportunities for better understanding of this cellular decision-making. However, to realise these opportunities, new mathematical and statistical tools are needed to characterise the cellular dynamics and to organise, analyse and visualise such data.

Tentative Schedule

The workshop will run from 14:00 until 18:15. The tentative schedule can be found here.


Dr. James Briscoe, The Francis Crick Institute, UK: Dynamics of gene regulatory networks and the precision of developmental patterning

Dr. Geneviève Dupont, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium: Model of cell fate decision in the early mouse embryo

Dr. Paul François, McGill University, Canada: Clock, waves, evolution: geometry of vertebrae patterning

Dr. Meritxell Saez, The Francis Crick Institute, UK: Gene-free landscape models for development

Dr. Eric Siggia, The Rockefeller University, US: Embryology: Real and Imagined


Online only, link will be sent after registration.


David Rand, Meritxell Saez