3D lab: development, differentiation and degeneration


Our group was created in 1991, initially named "Growth Factors in Vertebrate development", and was renamed "Lab 3D, development, differentiation and degeneration" in 2007 when knew research lines were implemented. Our goal is to characterize the mechanisms of regulation of basic cellular processes, proliferation, differentiation and programmed cell death during development and in nervous system degeneration. We specially focus in retinal development and in models of retinitis pigmentosa. We are also interested in developing nanostructured silicon microdevices that we introduce functionalized in living cells.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS - LIFE SCIENCES
  • LS5 Neurosciences and Neural Disorders
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • 1.04. Understanding disease