032: Vincent lab
Created by Iris Salecker, JP Vincent and Zoe Vincent
This canvas shows a cubist version of Drosophila, our main experimental organism. We use Drosophila to investigate signalling between cells and to determine how signalling contributes to growth, patterning and cell death. In one line of research we study a signalling protein called Wingless (purple) which is produced in a stripe of cells in the middle of wing precursors. We have recently showed that this protein is inactivated by another secreted protein called Notum (red). In another line of research we investigate the signals that ensure the elimination of defective cells (small cell with red nucleus) in the embryonic epidermis.