Molecular cell dynamics

Welcome to the Zanin lab!

The aim of the Zanin lab is to reveal the molecular mechanisms of cell division. Cell division is a fundamental and complex process of life during which the mother cell splits into two daughter cells. During the lifetime and development of an organism millions of cell divisions occur and defects can give rise to numerous diseases including cancer and infertility. To uncover the basic principles of cell division our lab employs cutting-edge microscopy techniques in human tissue culture cells and the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. We combine those quantitative imaging techniques with advanced genetic engineering and biochemistry approaches.