Cells on the Move in the Zebrafish: How Elasticity of Cells Promotes the Zebrafish’s Development
Cells-in-Motion Podcast | Episode 3
Millions of cells arise in the development of organisms where they migrate to specific regions. Here, they develop to specialized cells of organs. This process is known as cell migration.
On the one hand, cell migration is not only relevant in the emergence of life, but also for our immune system or in wound healing. Cells on the move on the other hand can lead on to diseases. So the mechanisms enabling cell migration are relevant in the field of basic knowledge. Only with this knowledge, the migration of cells will be understood in detail and can be controlled in the future. Prof. Erez Raz from the Institute of Cell Biology and Prof. Cornelia Denz from the Institute of Applied Physics will investigate the mechanisms in their model of the zebrafish – for the first time. For their experiments, they enable an infrared laser beam-based holographic optical tweezers systems incorporated into a high-resolution microscope, and lots of tiny beads, which are incorporated into the embryo of the living fish.