Den Hertog: Get your gastrulation right

Den Hertog: Get your gastrulation right

Biochemical pathways in gastrulation

All cell behaviour can be traced back to biochemical reactions within and between cells at the molecular level. With a background in biochemistry Jeroen den Hertog dives deep into the chemical reactions that lie behind the development of a body. With his group at the Hubrecht Institute he studies a particular molecular mechanism of communication: phosphorylation and dephosphorylation and the role these processes play in the most important time of our lives which is gastrulation.