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School of the Biological Sciences



University Reader, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Bénédicte Sanson aims to understand how genetic inputs integrate with the mechanical properties of the cells and tissues to produce form, focussing on axis extension and compartmental boundary formation. Learn more. 


Research Areas

Early development
Drosophila model 


Drosophila genetics 
Live imaging 
Quantitative imaging
Computational analysis
Mathematical modelling

Areas for Collaboration

Cell biology 
Membranous proteins in epithelia
Arrangement and interaction in extracellular space
Extracellular space size 


Research Theme

   Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health