Form and fuction is an important area of research at PDN. Our groups are focused on topics such as molecular mechanisms underlying control of cell shape, movement and cell-cell interactions; reorganisation and assembly of cells into functional organs and the biomechanics of movement, at cellular and macroscopic levels.
At the system level, we are looking into the functional consequences of tissue shape in areas such as the middle ear, the gastrointestinal tract, the cardiopulmonary system and the nervous system. We are also interested in how the interface between cells and extracellular structures works.
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