PhD student


IST Austria
Am Campus 1
A-3400 Klosterneuburg

Tel: +43224390007438
Email: daniel.capek@ist.ac.at



Research interests:

Most epithelia have - beside their apical basal polarity- also a planar cell polarity (PCP), that gives cells information about their orientation within the tissue. One of the pathways involved is the Wnt/PCP pathway.

I am currently testing different optogenetic constructs of the Wnt/PCP receptor Frizzled 7. My aim is to use this receptor to shed light on function and effect of this pathway on organism, tissue and sub-cellular level.