PhD Student

 

IST Austria

Am campus 1

A-3400 Klosterneuburg

 

Tel:+43 224390007454

Email:shayan.shami.pour@remove-this.ist.ac.at

 

Research interests

 

At the onset of zebrafish development the egg is composed of a mixture of yolk granules (the food supply on which the developing embryo will feed during the first days of its development) and cytoplasm from which all of the embryonic tissues will develop. For development to start, the cytoplasm and yolk granules need to segregate with all the cytoplasm accumulating at one side of the oocyte and yolk granules on the other. This segregation process is typically called "cytoplasmic streaming or flow".

The goal of my project is to unravel the physical basis of cytoplasmic streaming in zebrafish egg.